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From Burbank Leader “Main News” Section “A Taste of Wine Country; Urban Press Winery, with 300 members, Informs patrons about grapes and varietals Anthony Clark Carpio Contact Reporter Urban Press Winery in downtown Burbank is more than just another wine bar that serves alcoholic beverages to its patrons. While owner Giovanni D’Andrea’s main goal is to provide the Media City and surrounding area with quality wines, he also wants to educate people about the various grapes that can be used to create different varietals of wine. D’Andrea has several employees at his Burbank business who are well-versed in wine — a...

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Using the Deductive Tasting Technique” By Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier   In the blind tasting portion of the Master Sommelier exam a candidate is confronted with six wines and has 25 minutes to identify the vintage, grape variety(-ies), country, region and appellation using a very specific tasting technique called "deductive tasting."  That's four minutes and ten seconds for each wine.  The bad news is that I can't teach you how to pass the exam in this brilliant missive.  The good news is that I can walk you through this deductive tasting technique step-by-step, and in doing so you'll become a...

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