GuildSomm Podcast

In this month's tasting episode, MS Chris Tanghe sits down with Mia Van de Water to discuss her approach to blind tasting, why it’s an important skill to hone as a beverage professional, and how she overcame her own "blind" spots. Mia is the head of beverage operations for COTE Korean Steakhouse and became a Master Sommelier in 2018.
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Direct download: Blind_Tasting_with_Mia_Van_de_Water_MS.mp3
Category:Blind Tasting -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

In this episode, Master Sommelier Chris Tanghe chats with Amanda Barnes about what's new and exciting in Argentine wine. Amanda’s new book, “The South America Wine Guide,” offers a comprehensive look at the wines of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. It explores not only regions and producers but also cuisines and places of interest. The book is available in both print and digital versions at

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Direct download: Argentina_Podcast_June_2022.mp3
Category:Regional Podcasts -- posted at: 7:20pm PDT