My journey towards WSET Diploma, part 7 – Wines of the world – D3 (previously Unit 3)

Before you start reading, take into account that I took my exam in January 2019 so some of the information about this unit can be outdated. It is always best to check the newest WSET Diploma Specification. D3: Wines of the world is, without a doubt, the hardest part of the WSET Diploma. It takes …

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Taylor’s LBV 2014 – WSET Tasting note

Appearance: The wine is clear medium ruby Nose: The wine is clean with pronounced intensity of aromas of primary – red fruit (cooked strawberry, fresh raspberry, cranberry), black fruit (black plum, boysenberry), secondary – oak (vanilla, cloves, chocolate), tertiary – dried fruit (raisin, figs, dates), leather Palate: The wine is sweet, with high acidity, medium+ …

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Gaja Promis 2018 – WSET tasting note

Colour: The wine is clear, medium ruby. Nose: The wine is clean with medium+ intensity of primary aromas – red fruit (ripe strawberries, ripe raspberries), black fruit (red plum), herbal (dried thyme); secondary aromas – oak (vanilla, cloves, dry wood), tertiary aromas of dry fruit (dried cranberries), earth. Palate: The wine is dry, with high …

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Examiner’s feedback for WSET Diploma D4 – Sparkling Wines (previous Unit 5)

Before you start reading, take into account that I took my exam in June 2018 so some of the information about the sparkling wines exam can be outdated. It is always best to check the newest WSET Diploma Specification. We have already looked at an example of the examiner’s feedback for the D5 Unit (fortified …

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My journey towards WSET Diploma, part 6 – Independent Research Assignment – D6 (Previous Unit 1)

Before you start reading, take into account that handed over my research assignment in November 2018 so some of the information about this part of the WSET Diploma might be outdated. It is always best to check the newest WSET Diploma Specification. D6 – Independent Research Assignment (previously Unit 1 – Coursework Assignment) was my …

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My journey towards WSET Diploma, part 5 – D4 (Previous Unit 5) – Sparkling wines

Before you start reading, take into account that I took my exam in June 2018 so some of the information about the sparkling wines exam can be outdated. It is always best to check the newest WSET Diploma Specification. I think it’s high time I shared the next part of my WSET Diploma story. In …

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Examiner’s feedback for WSET Diploma D5 – Fortified Wines (previous Unit 6)

Before you start reading, take into account that I took my Fortified Wines exam in November 2017 so some of the information about might be outdated. When I was preparing for my Diploma exams, one of the things that I disliked the most, were the open questions. They did not have many details about the …

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The Boneline Hellblock Riesling 2019 – Tasting Note – Outstanding

Colour: Pale lemon Nose: Medium+ intensity or aromas of primary – stone fruit (peaches, nectarines), citrus (lime), floral (honeysucle), green fruit (green apple, ripe pear), other (wet stone); tertiary – petrol, ginger Palate: Off-dry, high acidity, medium+ body, medium alcohol, intense flavour intensity of primary – stone fruit (peaches, nectarines), citrus (lime), floral (honeysucle), green …

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