• Wine on Wheels: navigating the life of sommellerie with Yannick Benjamin

    11 JUN. 2024 · In this edition of A Sommelier’s Insight produced for the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale in conjunction with ASI Magazine host Mark DeWolf interviews New York-based Yannick Benjamin. Benjamin is para-athlete competing in wheelchair marathons, a business owner, and the driving force behind Wine for Wheels an organization the brings awareness to the needs of disabled Americans, helping them become more mobile and freer. Mark spoke with Yannick recently about how he became a sommelier, the role of exercise in his life, and what he is doing as an advocate for people with disabilities.
    23m 36s
  • The Bitter Taste of Climate Change with Michelle Bouffard

    15 MAY. 2024 · Welcome to A Sommelier’s Insight, a podcast produced for the Association de la Sommellerie International, in conjunction with ASI Magazine. in the episode, host and ASI Magazine Editor Mark DeWolf speaks with Michelle Bouffard. Michelle is a Master of Wine Candidate, author of Quel Vin Pour Domain? (Which Wine for Tomorrow), a journalist, and the founder of Tasting Climate Change, an international conference that brings together world thought leaders to discuss best practices and future solutions to mitigate the wine industry’s impact on the climate. In this episode Mark and Michelle discuss amongst other topics how sommeliers can be active participants in the fight against climate change.
    24m 16s
  • How the Sommelier Profession is Evolving

    24 ABR. 2024 · In this edition of A Sommelier's Insight, host Mark DeWolf, Editor of ASI Magazine, speaks with Master Sommelier Vince Morrow and Executive Director of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Julie Cohen Theobald, about the evolution of the sommelier profession. How is the profession evolving? Is it becoming more inclusive and diverse? How are sommeliers like Vince and institutions such as the Court of Master Sommeliers evolving their practices and programmes to keep up with an ever changing world of hospitality?
    23m 2s
  • Mark & Marc Almert on Fine Wine

    26 FEB. 2024 · Welcome to the inaugural episode of "A Sommelier's Insight," where the world of service, wine, spirits, and other beverages is not just explored but deeply savored, one sip at a time. In this episode our host, Mark DeWolf, Editor of ASI Magazine, talks fine wine with 2019 ASI Best Sommelier of the World, Marc Almert. Marc's profound understanding of wine, combined with his unparalleled hospitality skills has set a new benchmark in the sommelier world. His insights are not just enlightening; they're transformative.In this episode, we delve into a question that has puzzled enthusiasts and experts alike: What is really fine wine? Can we define it? Is it the age-old traditions of winemaking, the rarity of the vintage, or the complexity of flavours that define it? Or perhaps, it's something more intangible, something that stirs within us an emotional resonance, a connection to a time, place, or memory.Marc Almert, with his characteristic eloquence and depth of knowledge, shares his perspective on this debate. It's a conversation that promises not only to enlighten but also to challenge our preconceptions about what makes a wine 'fine.' So, whether you're a seasoned sommelier, a wine enthusiast, or simply curious about the world of fine wines, this episode is for you. Join us as we uncork the essence of fine wine, guided by one of the most respected voices in the industry. It's an exploration of taste, tradition, and the art of wine appreciation—a journey you won't want to miss.
    19m 5s

Welcome to "A Sommelier's Insight," the podcast that decants the world of wine, service and other beverages, brought to you by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, in partnership with...

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Welcome to "A Sommelier's Insight," the podcast that decants the world of wine, service and other beverages, brought to you by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, in partnership with ASI Magazine. Here, we uncork the secrets of the trade, offering a rare blend of stories, expertise, and passion directly from the lips of the world's leading sommeliers and distinguished guests. Each episode we provide listeners with insider knowledge on hospitality and sommellerie.Join us as we traverse vineyards, explore the bustling backrooms of the world's finest restaurants, and dive into the cellars where history is bottled. "A Sommelier's Insight" is not just about the wine; it's about the stories behind the label, the evolution of taste, and the art and science of hospitality. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a curious enthusiast, this podcast will enrich your understanding and spark your passion for the world of wine and beyond. Let's raise our glasses to the journey ahead. Welcome to "A Sommelier's Insight". hosted by ASI Magazine Editor, Mark DeWolf.
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