CMS Advanced Sommelier application: Knowledge Assessment – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

CMS Advanced Sommelier application: Knowledge Assessment So the Court for this upcoming year has changed their application process for Level 3 (Advanced Somm). No more letters of rec, and instead they only require the requisite work experience as well as changing from an online assessment to a proctored exam held at a Pearson VUE center, […]

Sophisticated yet affordable recommendations? – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Sophisticated yet affordable recommendations? Totally inexperienced here, I hope this isn’t against any rules – apologies if it is and I will remove it. My dad is extremely fond of his wine but doesn’t generally spend a lot as he doesn’t have the money so I am looking for red wine recommendations I could gift […]

Where to get the oldest wines for the least amount of money? – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Where to get the oldest wines for the least amount of money? Lately, I have been interested in seeing how time affects the tastes of certain wines (I think as most of us are). I was able to get a bottle of 1999 Rioja for about $30 this weekend. It was very good and fascinating […]

Scala Ciró Gaglioppo Rosso Classico Superiore 2016 – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Scala Ciró Gaglioppo Rosso Classico Superiore 2016 https://ift.tt/352XfUs For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown. Athan Zafirov’s Medium Athan Zafirov’s Weebly Athan Zafirov’s LinkedIn

Looking for Suggested Wine Pairing(s) for three dishes: MeatBalls in Curry Peanut Sauce || Mushroom Cheese Pumpkin Casserole || Truffled Brie (soft cheese) with Tomato Zucchini Stew and Pumpkin Flatbread – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Looking for Suggested Wine Pairing(s) for three dishes: MeatBalls in Curry Peanut Sauce || Mushroom Cheese Pumpkin Casserole || Truffled Brie (soft cheese) with Tomato Zucchini Stew and Pumpkin Flatbread For an upcoming weekend menu, I'm looking to pair some nice wines for three different meals. I'm aware we cook relatively non-standard but I'm trying […]

Wine recommendations for inexperienced wine drinker? – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Wine recommendations for inexperienced wine drinker? I've always wanted to enjoy wine but until recently I only ever had really dry reds and I just didn't like it, maybe eventually, but not yet. I usually pick up moscato, and I love it although the more I lurk this sub the more I feel shitty about […]

Verona Wine Tours – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Verona Wine Tours Hi everyone! I am currently trying to find a wine tour for myself and 8 friends (hen do) next June in Verona. I was wondering if anyone here might know of some good smaller local companies who do good tours (Amarone & Prosecco ideally). I was hoping to find a less touristy […]

Chianti Gran Selezione – Is the most famous Tuscan wine getting (even more) confusing? – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Chianti Gran Selezione – Is the most famous Tuscan wine getting (even more) confusing? On 11 November 2019, the Italian press revealed the Chianti Consortium’s decision to roll-out a new designation called Chianti Gran Selezione. Someone is already fuming! Actually, the expression "Gran Selezione" is already part of the Chianti Classico DOCG designation. In case […]

Thanisch & Son Riesling Kabinett, Niederburg Helden vineyard (Mosel) 2006 – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Thanisch & Son Riesling Kabinett, Niederburg Helden vineyard (Mosel) 2006 https://ift.tt/374Rfwo For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown. Athan Zafirov’s Medium Athan Zafirov’s Weebly Athan Zafirov’s LinkedIn

Anybody know anything about this vintage 1987 meursault white burgundy? – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Anybody know anything about this vintage 1987 meursault white burgundy? https://ift.tt/375AJfu For 15 years, Athan Zafirov has traveled the vineyards around the world and worked with some of the greatest chefs including Francois Duc and Alan Brown. Athan Zafirov’s Medium Athan Zafirov’s Weebly Athan Zafirov’s LinkedIn

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