Cheese Pair Down has aired on the Wine101 Show

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Join Chris Fiore from Wine School 101 ( and Maria Ferraro Beardsley from WineAndCheeseFriday ( as they discuss Wine, Cheese and how they both got into the industry! It’s a great conversation complete with Wine and Cheese tasting notes, Italians talking with their hands, and Neil fielding tech and chat questions. Hope you enjoy the fun too! Read More…

Judgment of Paris – California vs France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting That Revolutionized Wine

book written by George M. Taber, Time Magazine writer

I am a wine enthusiast who loves to learn, that’s what drew me to this field. When I first started out a few years back, I watched about five “wine movies” to get started with some wine knowledge. It still surprises me how much you can pick up when you really want to learn. One of those movies that I always go back to is Bottle Shock. When I saw the book Judgment of Paris — California vs France and the historic 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine at the library, I figured it was worth a read since I already had a loose idea of the story. I never realized I would end up enjoying the book so much that I constantly had to keep taking notes!

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