Only professional Somms can properly determine the color of wine with shades on. DO NOT try this at home. From the Summer course catalog at MiraCosta College Community Education.

2nd edition books

2nd editions are arriving soon. All are completely revised and updated. There is even a new format along with updated cover art. Coming in late 2022 and early 2023 are 2nd editions of Wines From A Land Down Under, Vive La France!, I Love California Wine, and Italian Wine, Art, and Culture. Register for a … Continue reading 2nd edition books

Ch. Troplong Mondot

Ch. Troplong Mondot is a Premier Grand Cru Classé B from Bordeaux’s Right Bank appellation named Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP. The similarity in the classification name and appellation name makes it a bit confusing.

Rockin’ New Gear

Some new gear has arrived and you may see me rockin’ this on the street.


I did not do this. However, this is a good example of why only an accredited sommelier should attempt to open a very old bottle of wine.

Spring Semester 2022

The first course of the Spring semester, Discovering Gems of the Wine World, kicked off at MiraCosta College this week. Sign up to attend a wine appreciation course at MiraCosta College in 2022!

certification passport

Coming this year to MiraCosta College is a Wine Tasting Certification Passport. Take 6 wine appreciation courses (at least one core course and at least one master course) and you will receive the coveted stamp of approval. Along the way, track your progress in a wine tasting passport.


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