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

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

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

Servers and bartenders, bring out your inner somm with help from the experts!


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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