Author: Brian McCann

How To Find Your Perfect Wine Drinking Buddy

Wine—like most things in life—is better with somebody else. In order to grow your wine learning, you need to grow your wine tribe. The key ingredient: someone even more obsessed with wine learning than you. I was fortunate to have so many people who helped me along the way. Today, I call on another mountain metaphor: skiing […]

Variety Show

Happy Friday, I’d like to begin today’s newsletter with some dialogue from Season 7, Episode 11 of Seinfeld, entitled The Rye. SUSAN: How do you like the Merlot? ESTELLE: Merlot? I never heard of it. Did they just invent it? MRS. ROSS: Oh, mother. GEORGE: She’s, uh, she’s heard of Merlot. ​ If you’re reading […]

4 Wine Learning Classes: An Overview

Good Morning and Happy Friday! People often ask me: What’s the best wine education course out there? The short answer is: it’s complicated. There’s lots of choices, and there’s certainly not a one-size-fits-all course for wine learning. If you’ve been on this newsletter for a while, you know that I’m a big believer in following your […]