#11: Psychology and Wine with Dr. Owen Bargreen

In this episode I interviewed Dr. Owen Bargreen. Owen is a Clinical Psychologist at Bargreen Psychology by day and wine writer by night. Quite the pairing right?! Owen is the Founder and Executive Editor of Washington Wine Blog as well as the Senior Editor for the International Wine Report. He has been writing about wine for over 10 years. Owen grew up immersed in the restaurant industry and is now a Certified Level 2 Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Some highlights from the episode include:

  • Owen’s perspective on the benefits of wine point scores and how he rates wines
  • The vital importance of tasting room staff
  • How to taste wine
  • Creating a link between a winemaker's personality and their style of wines
  • and much more!
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