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Josh,

I'm a big fan of your Wine Express tastings, but I have to ask, do you REALLY enjoy all of the wines that you post videos for?  Do you ever just want to say, ehhhhhh :)

Also, when you are done shooting the videos, where does the wine go? Do you guys split it up amongst yourselves over lunch or something like that?

Lastly, are you familiar with Olema Pinot Noir and Olema Cab, by Amici Cellars? They're my favorites as of late (at the $20) range.  Your thoughts??

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Mike,
Thanks for your question. I choose all of the wines in my videos because I think each one has something to offer. As with everything, there are some I like more than others but I try to focus on what I think is most compelling for the particular wine I'm tasting. Yes, usually the staff here does a tasting afterwards. I haven't run across the Olema wines from Amici Cellars. I'll look out for them.  

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I can answer most any question about wine- types, styles, grape varieties, regions, vintages, proper storage, production, wine and food pairing, wine service, decanting, proper glassware, serving temperatures etc. Regarding questions about specific bottles of wine, since I live in the U.S. my focus is on wines imported here. I can't answer questions about spirits and liquor valuations.

Experience

I have over 20 years of experience. I was a wine buyer and sommelier in NYC for many years including 4 years at Windows on the World which was NY's number one wine restaurant. I created and taught a Wine Appreciation Course at Borough of Manhattan Community College. I have worked for the past 15 years for the Wine Enthusiast Cos. as Editor, Columnist, Wine Storage Consultant and am currently Wine Director and Buyer for their online wine website wineexpress.com, I recently judged in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Follow me on Twitter @WEX_Josh

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Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Diversions Magazine

Education/Credentials
Windows on the World Wine School- completed all courses from beginning to advanced. Former member of the Sommelier Society of NY. Competed in the Food and Wines of France Sommelier Competition. Traveled to wine regions in Europe including, Bordeaux, Rhone Valley, Alsace, Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto, Rioja, and Jerez. Visited wine regions in NY's Finger Lakes, California's Sonoma, Napa and Central Coast and Oregon's Willamette Valley.

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