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Ahry Ko

Ahry Ko is a Certified Sommelier hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. She is passionate about the world of beverages, with a strong focus on fine wine, craft beer, and spirits. She studied political science at Emory University, but fell in love with wine and hasn’t looked back since. When she isn’t attending tastings, writing articles, or studying for wine exams, you can find her in the kitchen baking some excessively complicated pastry, or playing with her dog Lily.

Is Wine an Acquired Taste? (How You Can Learn to Love Wine)

Wine is loved by so many people but so many of us don’t start out liking wine. Most people are not born to wine lovers; instead, I believe it is learned in a lot of ways. Is wine something that is an acquired taste and can you learn to love wine over time? Wine can …

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Wine & Sommelier Tipping Etiquette – Events, Dinners, etc.

Wine creates experiences worth paying for. But what about worth tipping for? There is a lot of confusion over whether to tip sommeliers and wine professionals for wine ordered, at large events, and even country-to-country. The truth is, it is far simpler than you may expect. Tipping wine professionals is easily navigated using the right …

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Complete Guide to Storing Syrah (Shiraz) Wine Properly

Syrah, or Shiraz as it’s also commonly called, is a wine quickly growing in popularity around the world for its flavor and age-ability. Storing this type of wine is a lot easier than you may be thinking. There are some basics you need to follow in order to have the best tasting first sips of …

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The Cold Truth About Champagne Freezing: Is it Ruined?

We’ve all tried to chill our Champagne in the kitchen freezer and forget it until the next day. Many people are panicked that their prized bottle of bubbly may not just be ruined but potentially explode all over their frozen food. So is frozen Champagne necessarily ruined? Champagne will freeze at 15°F to 20°F (-9°C …

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How to Save Wine from Damaged, Crumbled, or Tainted Cork

I really like screwtop wine stoppers, but there is something special about popping the cork out of a great wine. However, dealing with cork taint and damaged or crumbled corks can be a real dilemma. You can save your wine with the proper steps. To deal with fragile wine corks, it is important to move …

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