I get asked a lot about what additional material or sources are available for study purposes and to round out information that the text book may not provide, or at least go in to in full detail.
There are several answers here, but one of the best resources that I have used over the years, and continue to use are podcasts. I listen to them while walking or doing work around the house when I cannot be sitting and reading, so these are great 'in-between' study opportunities. You can listen to winemakers, journalists, and other experts (and sometime not so experts) discussing all kinds of topics and material. Podcasts are great for historical background as well and I have mentioned Levi Dalton's I'll Drink to That podcast many times, as I feel there are few people who have the access and ability to interview the way Levi does - often, these are insightful and even brilliant pieces of information.
This week, I have found a podcast called "Interpreting Wine Podcast Episode 353" and although its aimed at students a little farther up the study ladder, I thought it could be useful for anyone to give a listen. So even if you are not a WSET Diploma level 4 or MW student, still give it a go as it is chock full of great info. The guest speaker is Jim Gore former WSET Principal on the art of blind tasting.
There are many other podcasts out there on wine and related topics, so give a search on your app and see what you can discover.
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Brian Mitchell runs The New England Wine Academy, and is responsible for the content of this blog. With over 25 years of drinks industry experience, Brian has learned a few things, but everyday he is learning more. This blog helps to bring that knowledge to you.