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Michael Wangbickler
Works at Discover Wine & Spirits
Attended Michigan State University
Lives in Sonoma, California
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Wine publicist and food blogger
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  • Discover Wine & Spirits
    Lead Educator, 2011 - present
  • Balzac Communications & Marketing
    Senior Account Manager, 2004 - present
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Sonoma, California
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Farmington Hills, Michigan - San Jose, California - East Lansing, Michigan
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Wine publicist and food blogger.
Introduction
As a wine publicist, educator, and food blogger I’ve spent many hours enjoying a good meal with a bottle of wine. I am a foodie and I have a passion for wine, and it shows!
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Level 4 Diploma from WSET, WSET Certified Educator, Certified Wine Educator (CWE)
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  • Michigan State University
    BA Marketing
  • Society of Wine Educators
    Certified Wine Educator
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust
    Diploma in Wine and Spirits
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TTB Contributor Paul Wagner recently launched a radio talk show about wine with long-time writer and broadcaster Rick Kushman.  “Bottle Talk with Rick and Paul,” is a cheeky, irreverent show that makes wine fun for everyone. The show seeks to level the…
“Bottle Talk with Rick and Paul,” is a cheeky, irreverent show that makes wine fun for everyone.
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The following is an article contributed by Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser. You can read more by Tim at TimGaiser.com. October marks 30 years that Carla and I have lived in San Francisco.  We moved to California after I finished graduate school at the…
I’ve tasted enough wine to be a fervent believer in modern winemaking technology and to be just unappreciative of chemistry projects masquerading as wine.
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 Oh boy, this SF story is so sad but so true. My favorite line: "Dismissing the fact that I was paying $13 for a glass of wine served in a something resembling a weapon..."
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No one can accuse John Geber of lacking imagination or lacking enthusiasm. He exudes enthusiasm from the moment you meet him and, as for his imagination, well, it runs rampant. Most people riding their bicycles past an abandoned building would keep on…
Built in 1890, and the largest chateau in Australia, Chateau Tanunda was eventually fully renovated and its vineyards restored, giving birth to the brand.
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Will you be at the Wine Bloggers Conference this week? I will! #wbc14   #wine  
This week, the Wine Bloggers Conference (#WBC14) returns to California for the first time in five years. It will take place in Santa Barbara County.
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Hope we see you in 2015!
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Please like my Google+ blog page.
Eating locally and seasonally
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A few thoughts provoked by my recent adventure at the Craft Beverage Expo. #cbe14  
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It’s Drink Local Wine Week 2014, and we kicked it off with a trip to TasteCamp in Hudson Valley, New York. For those in the know, New York is one of the top five wine producing states in the nation. When most people think of New York wine, however, they…
Hudson Valley wine may not be high on the list, but I'm here to tell you that they make some pretty damned decent wine in the Hudson River Region.
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“A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age …” Shakespeare from Twelfth Night Last year I sat down to interview Yosh Han, internationally known custom perfumer. Like previous interviews with wine industry colleagues I wanted to…
Here’s a completely un-researched, undocumented, and otherwise reckless account of the evolution of a palate.
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Here is my latest rant. I actually wrote it down this time. :) Wineries have one chance to make an impression. Unfortunately, many of them will blow it.   #winemarketing   #wine   #wbc14  
One of my biggest criticisms of wineries in general, is their tendency to over-complicate their marketing. They have ONE shot at making an impression.
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Could've been more targeted, but maybe the strategy was more carpet-bombing...
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Ian Cauble's SommSelect is an interesting addition to online wine sales sites. It offers curated wines each day, selected by a Master Sommelier.
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We're offering the WSET Level 2 Spirits course on June 7-8 in Petaluma. Have aspirations of becoming a master mixologist? Want to buff up  your spirits knowledge? Just really dig wisk(e)y? Come and learn.
Discover Wine and Spirits for more than four years has been providing Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses in San Francisco. WSET is one of the most trusted international wine and spirit education classes today.
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A blog post about day 2 of BlogHer Food in Miami this weekend.
Day two of BlogHer Food went much the same as the first day, with some great sessions. It was great spending time with old friends and making new ones.
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