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Knowing how climate affects wine varieties isn’t just important for helping you understand what’s in the bottle, it will also help you make better recommendations to customers based on their tastes. The flavors, aromas, and textures of different wines are indicative of the region in which they were produced.

In this online lesson, sommelier Kristene King Thrall explains the complex and fascinating relationship between climate and wine.

What you'll learn in the How climate affects wine varieties lesson

  • The effect of climate on wine
  • The differences between wines produced in warm, cool, and cold climates

Who the Wine knowledge essentials course is for

Servers and bartenders, it’s time to release your inner somm! Sharpen up your service skills and up your wine game with help from the world’s best.


Kristene King Thrall

Kristene King Thrall is a sommelier and Director of Training at Louie’s Wine Dive in Kansas City. As a wine educator, she is passionate about introducing diners to new and exciting brands.

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