Month: January 2021

Resources to pass WSET Diploma D1 (Previous Unit 2), Wine production

Before you start reading, take into account that I took my exam in August 2017 so some of the information about the D1 exam can be outdated. As you know, I managed to pass my WSET Diploma Unit 2 exam with a pretty good result. Some of you asked me to share a few more …

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My journey towards WSET Diploma, part 3 – D5 (previous Unit 6) – Fortified wines

Before you start reading, take into account that I took my exam in November 2017 so some of the information about the fortified wines exam can be outdated. After the D1 exam (Previous Unit 2 – Wine production) I had about 2.5 months to prep for the next exam. This time it was D2 (previous …

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Memento Mori Etcetera Etcetera 2018 – tasting note

WSET specifications for all levels focus only on the conventional wines. Sure, you may get an organic or a biodynamic wine from a respecter producer to taste. But you will never get a wine that is a bit weird, a bit funky. It’s almost as if these wines did not exist. Fortunately, they fo exist …

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Alzinger Loibner Loibenberg Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2015

Before we jump into the review and tasting note, let’s learn more about the Loibenberg vineyard. It is a 35ha vineyard site in the Wachau region of Austria. The vineyard is terraced, with the max slope at 81%, with the west and south-east aspect. With an altitude between 212 – 394 meters above sea level. …

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