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The Road to Sommelier - Part I

The Road to Sommelier - Part I

March 29, 2021

Like many others, watching the movie Somm got my grape juices flowing. Do I have what it takes to be a sommelier? Was I up for the challenge?

After finishing the movie, I ran to the local CVS and bought a fat stack of flashcards. I printed out questions that might appear on the test. I read through them, flipped them over, challenged my memory, and then promptly tucked them away to never look at them again. Why? Because becoming a sommelier is super hard!

Join us for a three-part series on the road to becoming a sommelier.

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Yahyn Sommelier: Mel Eitel

Yahyn Sommelier: Mel Eitel

March 8, 2021

On International Women's Day, Yahyn would like to show our appreciation to a hard-working and ambitious sommelier, Mel Eitel. For Mel, being able to guide others to the best options for their personal preference in wine is incredibly rewarding. She has such a love for what she does and it shows. Cheers to you, Mel! Read more about her here.

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Wine of the Month: Cuvee Vendemiaire Brut Champagne NV

Wine of the Month: Cuvee Vendemiaire Brut Champagne NV

March 1, 2021

As a sommelier, one of the most common questions I am asked is, “What's your favorite wine?” When I respond with champagne, they are often surprised as if it deserves a separate designation apart from a traditional white or red wine.

Champagne is often improperly categorized as a wine that should only be enjoyed on special occasions like New Years or anniversaries. However, it is a versatile wine that can be enjoyed at any time on its own or as a perfect accompaniment to endless food pairings. It is my pleasure to dispel some of the most popular myths and offer some factoids surrounding my favorite region.

But before we do that, I would like to announce Yahyn's wine of the month....The NV Brut Premier Cru Cuvée Vendémiaire by Doyard!

Read our full article here.

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Taking an Online Wine Quiz. Do the Tests Work?

Taking an Online Wine Quiz. Do the Tests Work?

February 25, 2021

For a drink made from fermented grapes, wine is a surprisingly complex concoction. Pinning down how it works with your senses and palate is like mastering a Rubik's Cube. It is more than just the taste. A wine can spur a sensory overload with its look, taste, and smell. It even takes some processing on your end to crunch the numbers, thin-slice the data, and determine a simple answer of if you liked it or not. I've got a red wine headache just thinking about it.

Well, let’s look into a few of the wine quiz options and see if you fit nicely inside their wine boxes. Read our article on taking online wine quizzes here.

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9 Best Wine Delivery Services

9 Best Wine Delivery Services

By Brandon Brush February 19, 2021

So, you’re considering your next wine purchase through an online delivery service. You've come to the right place. There has been a lot of progress in the wine industry over the past decade. Convenience, instant gratification, and ease-of-use are all important aspects of the Wine 2.0 experience. Below are a few of the big players in the wine delivery space that are providing an engaging, unique experience for their community. Read more here.

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Case or Bottle: A Guide to Buying Wine

Case or Bottle: A Guide to Buying Wine

February 5, 2021

Chasing that perfect bottle of wine is a fruitful endeavor. When you see a wine that is constantly being recommended, or perfect for your next occasion, don’t let it slip away. Try to get your hands on it. But do you just buy a single bottle or invest in a case? For a lot of people, buying a larger quantity makes more sense.

We’re going to cover the ins and outs of finding your next wine. From knowing your palate to finding that perfect price point, here are our guidelines for buying that next bottle (or twelve!).

Read more here.

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Democratizing Wine Purchases

Democratizing Wine Purchases

February 1, 2021

Right now, the direct-to-consumer market in the wine industry is only around 10%. Yahyn is looking to change that with a marketplace for any wine drinker—oenophile or novice—to browse through and buy directly from any vineyard that they want. Who needs the three-tiered system when the majority of vineyards can handle their own sales? Read more here.

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Top 10 Wines Under $20

Top 10 Wines Under $20

By Brandon Brush October 13, 2020

At Yahyn we empower our users to find the perfect bottle of wine for their perfect occasion, we are able to do this in couple of different ways. Discovery based on recommendation is a great way to experience new wines and who better to curate a list other than one of our top Yahyn sommeliers. This is a list curated by one of our Sommeliers Niccolo Andres Saltarelli

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