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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take into account that I took my exam in June 2018 so some of the information about the sparkling wines exam can be outdated.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over my research assignment in November 2018 so some of the information about this part of the WSET Diploma might be outdated.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take into account that I took my exam in June 2018 so some of the information about the sparkling wines exam can be outdated.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take into account that I took my Fortified Wines exam in November 2017 so some of the information about might be outdated.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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2 Grüners – WSET SAT tasting notes

We have already gone through one testing note for a Grüner Veltliner wine. In that case, it was an Outstanding wine. Let’s see how tasting notes for Good and Very Good Grüners could look like. As always, we use the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. Saving Grace Gruner Veltliner 2018 Colour: Medium lemon Nose: Medium+ …

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My Journey Towards WSET DIPLOMA, PART 4 – D2 (PREVIOUS UNIT 1) – Wine Business

Before you start reading, take into account that I took my exam in March 2018 so some of the information about the Wine Business exam can be outdated. After passing my wine-making, fortified, and spirits exams, it was time to prepare for the case study exam (previous Unit 1, not D2). Let’s dive deeper into …

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Bryterlater Brambles Field Blend 2020 – tasting note

Bryterlater Wines is a new project from James Graves Opie, making unusual and funky, natural wines in North Canterbury, New Zealand. We found the bottle of Bryterlater Brambles Field Blend 2020 during our first visit to the Everyday Wine shop in Auckland. The wine is a blend of Syrah, Riesling, and Muscat made with carbonic …

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