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Top 8 podcasts to complement your wine studies

Podcasts are booming! They came about 15 years ago and slowly overtook the world of audio. They started as “time-shifted radio” to soon become one of the crucial ways to connect with one’s audience, share knowledge, start conversations and ignite movements. There are now over 900,000 podcasts! Yes, almost 1 million, and over 20% of …

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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start reading, take into account that I took my exam in August 2017 so some of the information about the D1 exam can be outdated.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take into account that I took my exam in November 2017 so some of the information about the fortified wines exam can be outdated.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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My journey towards WSET Diploma, Part 2 – Spirits

Before you start reading, take into account that I took my exam in March 2018 so some of the information about the Spirits exam can be outdated. Like every WSET Diploma exam, Unit 5 (Spirits) exam was a hard one for me. However, there were two other factors that made this exam extremely difficult for …

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My journey towards WSET Diploma, part 1 – 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 WIne Production exam might be outdated. I must say that starting my Diploma adventure with Unit 2 (it the new Diploma specification it is D1 – Wine Production) was the best start that …

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