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As a new member of Crush Crew you’ve unlocked Free Crush Course©  Tasting Tools!

Click the blue bars to Download and Print your new Crush Course© Wine Evaluation Sheet and Crush Course© Tasting Mat – perfect for hosting your own wine exploration event or practicing your tasting skills at home!

*Print the How-To document for a few Tasting Tips and my guide to using the tools


For More on the 5 Steps to Wine Tasting and what to DO at each step

Read my 5 Steps to Tasting Like A Pro to uncover the beauty of every wine!

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Intro to Wine Tasting  -or- Tasting Wine Like a Pro  -or- Deductive Blind Tasting 


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Mary Beth

A Taste of what’s to come….

Take a peek at a few of my favorite Crush Notes (Blog Posts) I think you’ll enjoy.  It’s a sample of what we have in store for you in the world of wine, a sip at a time.  Let’s start our wine journey, shall we!

Vino “Col Fondo”: Italy’s Ancestral  Sparkling

Vino “Col Fondo”: Italy’s Ancestral Sparkling

Have you heard the fizzy buzz about a “new” sparkling wine style born of an ancient production method? Welcome to retro bubbly— the world of “ancestral method” sparkling, pét-nat, and Vino Col Fondo – sparkling wine bottled with its lees. Meet the darling of Sommeliers and adventurous wine drinkers around the world.

Prosecco:  The Pairing Possibilities!

Prosecco: The Pairing Possibilities!

Prosecco is more than a standard sparkler or aperitif. Discover the cuisines of Northern Italy and beyond that pair deliciously with your best Proseccos. You’ll understand why these wines pair so beautifully across a range of dishes.

Beyond Bubbles:  Prosecco and the Land of Valdobiaddene

Beyond Bubbles: Prosecco and the Land of Valdobiaddene

Why do we love Prosecco? Is it a grape or a region? How does it differ from Champagne? Discover why the most expressive, distinctive versions of the highest quality come from the cool rolling hills of Italy’s Valdobbiadene region and a few food pairing tips for your table.  

Drop me a note any time with your questions, comments, suggestions.