What is this thing?

Welcome to The Fizz by me, Margot Mazur. I’m a sommelier, a wine educator, and consultant. This weekly newsletter mostly contains interviews with women in wine—winemakers, sommeliers, shop owners and employees, servers, farmers, and everyone in between. There will also be some deep dives into specific wine-related topics, such as under-represented regions, the history of American winemaking, a look into wine additives, and the technical side of preventing wine from turning into vinegar (wine nerd stuff).

Each week, we’ll focus on topics pertaining to the wine world, from biodynamics to buying trends. We’ll talk through issues around diversity, farming and labor practices, grape genealogy, and so much more. I’m really excited to see this newsletter evolve and grow with you and your interests.

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You can support me in this work by subscribing—this will fuel my research and let me know that this sort of work is valuable. It’ll also help me travel for stories and pay interviewees who aren’t selling a product. You can help me along with a paid subscription, or subscribe for free. You’ll still be able to see all the content—whether you’re free or paid.

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