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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take into account that I took my exam in June 2018 so some of the information about the sparkling wines exam can be outdated.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 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take into account that I took my exam in June 2018 so some of the information about the sparkling wines exam can be outdated.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take into account that I took my Fortified Wines exam in November 2017 so some of the information about might be outdated.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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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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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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