Retired winemaker and sommelier Julien Miquel has made wines all over the world, including at Chateau Margaux, perhaps the most famous winery in France. He has been ranked among the Top Ten Most Influential People in the Wine World by website Klout. He studied oenology at the French Faculté d’Oenologie de Bordeaux. In an exclusive deal with the Bonner Private Wine Partnership, Julien provides members with weekly tasting lessons and even steps in to serve as the club’s sommelier.

The 3 Essential Steps to Tasting Wine

How to Spot a Corked Wine and What to Do

When to Decant and When NOT to Decant

Analyzing the Taste of Wine

Know Your Grapes (and why varietals matter)

5 Facts About Winemaking

10 Things You Should Never Do at a Wine Tasting 

5 Wine Pairing Myths

Secrets of Cabernet Sauvignon

What You’re Getting Wrong About Wine Serving Temperature

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