The Connoisseur
Beginner - Intermediate
36 Videos

An Interactive Wine Tasting Show. Casual conversations, wine knowledge, and vocabs.

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3:24
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
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Pilot Part 1

In order to appreciate wine, you have to start with the fundamentals. In this video, get a basic introduction to the world of fine wines.

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4:00
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
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Pilot Part 2

Before you even take your first sip of a wine, there’s a lot you need to know. From pouring, to swirling, to smelling, this video has it all.

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1:30
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Pilot Part 3

Just when you think you’re ready to sample a wine, there are a few essentials that you can’t forget. In this video, let Martin the expert fill you in on just exactly what they are.

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3:54
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Red Wine Part 1

Martin and Zorro continue their exploration of red wine with a blind tasting session at The Wine Residence.

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4:11
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Red Wine Part 2

If you are still wondering how to choose a wine that suits you best, do check out this clip.

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4:16
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

White Wine Part 1

In this episode of, “The Connoisseur,” we get into the finer points of white wine tasting. Learn about the different wine-related vocabulary you’ll need to describe your white wines with the utmost sophistication and accuracy .

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4:07
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

White Wine Part 2

In the conclusion to “The Connoisseur's" series on white wine, find out if our host was able to correctly match the wines to their descriptions. While you’re at it, learn even more about white wine and white wine culture.

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0:01
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Wine and Western Food Part 1

Marriage isn’t always about two people tying the knot. Sometimes, marriage is about the perfect pairing of food with wine. Here you’ll find a brief introduction into the art of picking the right wine for the right food.

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0:01
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Wine and Western Food Part 2

How exactly do you know which kinds of wines should be paired with which dishes? From Cabernets to Pinot Noirs, it’s not always so simple. In this video, learn about which wines were meant to go with which flavors and how to pair them properly.

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0:01
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Wine and Western Food Part 3

Did you know even pigeon meat has a wine that goes well with it? In this video, learn about the intricacies of pairing wines with Western dishes and how master chefs themselves bring flavors together.

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0:01
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Desserts and Liqueurs Part 1

Everyone likes desserts and most people like wine. Well, there's more to dessert than you may know. In this video, wet your palate with language about desserts, wines and dessert wines.

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0:01
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Desserts and Liqueurs Part 2

In the conclusion to The Connoisseur’s "Desserts and Liqueurs” series, get ready to see these savory pairings in action. Your mouth will certainly be watering after all the tasty language you’ll learn from this video.

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4:31
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Old and New World Wine Part 1

Want to know how what the differences are between Old World wine and New World wine and how exactly you can differentiate them? Watch this clip.

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5:15
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Old and New World Wine Part 2

What exactly are the tastes and textures of the Old World and New World wines? Which suit you more? Watch this and find out.

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3:17
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Sparkling Wine Part 1

Did you know that a bottle of champagne can actually be a lethal weapon? Only if the bottle isn't opened correctly, that is. Watch Martin teach Zorro the basics of opening champagne in this episode of "The Connoisseur."

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3:16
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Sparkling Wine Part 2

Do you know what exactly is inside a bottle of champagne? Where do those gas bubbles come from? Find out in this video!

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3:04
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Sparkling Wine Part 3

Wine and beauty!Watch how Zorro and Martin impress the ladies in this episode!

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5:00
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Wine Cellar Part 1

The two venture underground into ASC's wine cellar and discuss the best conditions for storing wine. Afterwards, Martin takes Zorro on a journey around the world with three wines from America, Europe and South Africa.

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4:55
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Wine Cellar Part 2

Martin and Zorro discuss the intricacies of mixing different grape varieties and we learn why it is so important to keep the right conditions in the cellar.

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3:16
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Spanish Wine Part 1

On this episode of The Connoisseur, Martin introduces us to different types of Spanish wines, their histories and cultures. Which types of wines should you order on which occasions? What are the differences between these wines? Watch as Martin reveals to Zorro the answers to these questions and more.

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2:57
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Spanish Wine Part 2

"Reserva" and "Gran Reserva" are two of the most well-known types of Spanish wine, but do you know how to tell the difference between them? Why are they classified differently in the first place? Let Zorro and Martin unveil the mystery for you.

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4:25
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Spanish Wine Part 3

In the final installment of this episode on Spanish wine, Martin talks to us about sherry, its history, and how it's made. Cheers!

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3:04
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Chinese Food and Wine 2 Part 1

Today Martin and Zorro try the legendary Chateauneuf-du-pape. How will it go down with braised yellow croaker?

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2:35
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Chinese Food and Wine 2 Part 2

The pair discusses the philosophy behind finding the right wine to go with the right food and Zorro professes a love for duck rump.

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3:01
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Chinese Food and Wine 2 Part 3

Martin and Zorro move on to comparing two varieties of wine from the Old World and the New World. Will Zorro be able to use all he has learned to make the right combination? And, will he manage to stay sober?

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1:10
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

Chinese Food and Wine 2 Part 4

Zorro rounds up the day’s tasting and pays his respects to Martin and the ASC Fine Wines Company.

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2:14
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Italian Wine Part 1

Zorro dons a Mafia-esque getup to try out some Italian rosé and proves that his knowledge of wine is a lot better than his language skills.

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2:52
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Italian Wine Part 2

The pair try out wines from two famous regions in Italy as well as discussing a little about what else the country is famous for.

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2:48
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Italian Wine Part 3

Zorro finds out how two wines grown in the same region of Italy and made using the same type of grape can come out tasting completely different.

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3:43
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Italian Wine Part 4

Zorro and Martin talk Shakespeare and try out Italy’s most potent wine.

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2:08
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Italian Wine Part 5

Zorro learns that you can only truly appreciate a wine once you understand the country that it comes from. So, what will Martin have to say about the Italian and Spanish cultures?

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3:36
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Chinese Food and Wine Part 1

Ever wonder how wine is paired with Chinese food? In this episode, Martin shows us how to bring them together in perfect harmony. And don’t forget to toast at your next meal!

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3:12
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Chinese Food and Wine Part 2

Which wine should you choose to go with Drunkard Chicken Shao Xing Style?

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2:52
difficulty - Beginner Beginner
China

Chinese Food and Wine Part 3

Which wine should you choose to go with sautéed shrimp?

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3:00
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

German Riesling Part 1

Learn everything you wanted to know about German Riesling but were afraid to ask.

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3:20
difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate
China

German Riesling Part 2

Learn everything you wanted to know about German Riesling but were afraid to ask.

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