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The Hardest Exam You’ve Never Heard of

By Joseph Hernandez | September 10, 2012

Somm

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Think being a sommelier is all about drinking wine, walking through vineyards and popping corks for giggles? Think again.

In an upcoming documentary delving into a world heretofore seen as “snobby,”–or at the very least, exclusive–the film Somm follows four would-be sommeliers as they test (and taste) their way through the rigorous demands of the Court of Master Sommeliers, one of the highest governing and certificate-granting bodies within the wine industry. To put it into perspective, there are 111 Master Sommeliers in America, while only 197 people in the world have earned the distinction since the organization’s founding in 1977. Read More

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Tim Love Talks BBQ With Me and Food Republic

By Marcus Samuelsson | May 24, 2012

Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

I can’t begin to describe how much of a good time I had at this year’s inaugural Austin Food & Wine Festival. The awesome food, music, and Texas characters were great to be a part of. One of my favorite aspects was also seeing Food Republic there in their W Austin test kitchen and interview lounge. They caught up with some of my good friends, like Andrew Zimmern and Tim Love.

I even sat down with Tim for an extended talk about BBQ, food cultures, and traditions in our restaurants. Check out the video of our interview below and for more Austin Food & Wine Festival coverage, check out Food Republic here. Read More

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