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Taking the Level 1 Sommelier Exam

“Tell us your name.”

“RIPE WHITE PEACH! Err…Aaron.”

We were made to stand up in groups of 5 and go through the tasting grid for a wine we were blind tasting.  1,202 more words

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The Court of Master Sommeliers—Introductory Course Outline, Day 1: AOC/AOP—France Wine Law

As France is the first country to institute national wine laws, and stands as the classic original paradigm for many Old World countries, we begin with a study here. 297 more words

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The Court of Master Sommeliers—Introductory Course Outline, Day 1: Viticulture and Winemaking

The acknowledged best wine producers in the world agree on few issues. Yet they unanimously, emphatically support the concept that great wine is grown in a vineyard rather than produced in a winery. 583 more words

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The Court of Master Sommeliers—Introductory Course Outline, Day 1: Tasting

Below are my Tasting notes for Day 1:

TASTING

  • Sight: Color
  • Sight: Tartrates
    • Visible Tartrates
      • Excess tartaric acid
      • Present in all wine
      • Often removed through filtration or cold stabilization…
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The Court of Master Sommeliers—Introductory Course Outline, Day 1

Below are my personal notes for what was covered on Day 1:

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🍷Blind Tasting like a Master Somm. Sort of.

A few weeks ago, I attended a master-class seminar on blind tasting at RdV Vineyards here in Virginia.  Our guide for the afternoon was Jarad Slipp, Master Sommelier, and the Estate Director at RdV. 2,238 more words

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Persistence

I listened today.

“That’s all”, you ask?  Yes, that’s all I did.

And if asked of you, when was the first time you truly stopped your own thoughts to listen to someone else today? 183 more words