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As a part of WFFT's Industry Support Program, sommelier Chris Kelly recently traveled to the Loire Valley, where he furthered his knowledge of low-intervention winemaking. Here, he delineates the many nuances and considerations between commercial and "natural" wines.

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Thanks to WFFT's Industry Support program, sommelier Daniela DaSuta recently completed a Masters of Wine introduction seminar in Napa. Read on as she waxes poetic on the unforgettable "Aha Wines" that kickstarted her journey.

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Sommelier Rania Zayat reflects on a recent trip she took to the Loire Valley through WFFT's Industry Support program.

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Mark Rashap, WFFT's Director of Wine Education, gives you his best tips for making the most of this year's Grand Tasting.

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Check out some highlights from Mark and Paul's trip from South Australia!

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We are excited to travel to South Australia and invite you to follow along!

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Mark Rashap, CWE, gives us some tips for wine travel through Portugal.

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Mark Rashap, CWE, tells us why he thinks Champagne is still the king of sparkling.

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Mark Rashap, CWE, offers up some Thanksgiving wine pairing recommendations that will take you beyond the typical Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and California Zinfandel.

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Many of our WFFT members relished the opportunity to get to know Chef Pablo at the Austin Wine Experience's "A Conversation on Spanish Food & Wine - Traditional & Modern Styles" session or have enjoyed a visit to South Austin's El Chipirón where he is the Executive Chef. If you haven't tried this talented chef's delicious Spanish cuisine, get to know him better in this month's Chef Spotlight. And, then, run (don't walk!) to El Chipirón to try it for yourself.

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