Meet Emily Papach, Master Sommelier at Cambria Estate Winery.
What’s a Master Sommelier? Well, in a nutshell, it means she knows pretty much everything there is to know about wine. To reach this level of certification she had to gain a deep understanding of every wine grape, growing area and great vineyards around the world, not to mention pairing ideas for nearly every dish imaginable.
She also passed a rigorous, three-part test including theory, service and blind tasting, where she identified not only varietal, but growing region and vintage all by simply sampling a wine. It’s hard to understate the depth of Emily’s wine knowledge. And she’s available to help answer your wine questions. Stumped on what wine to offer at a big dinner?
Want to know where Chardonnay was first cultivated? Wonder why Pinot Noir is known as such a diva? Ask Emily. Send us a comment, or tag #AskEmilyP. We’ll answer your questions via posts here on the blog.