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Tag Archives: WSET Diploma
Galil Mountain, Shiraz, Kibbutz Yiron, Galilee, Israel, 2011, 14.5% abv, C$22 (kosher)
Being the cradle of civilization as we know it, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that grapes and vines have been grown in Israel since biblical times. In the Old Testament’s book of Deuteronomy, grapes were listed as one of … Continue reading
Posted in Israel, Kosher, RED, Shiraz / Syrah Tagged Galil Mountain, Galilee, Golan Heights, Israel, Kibbutz Yiron, kosher, red wine, shiraz, WSET Diploma, WSET Israel, WSET Study Leave a comment
Et Fille, Pinot Noir, Kalita Vineyard, Newberg, Oregon, 2010, 13% abv.
Blind tasting – it strikes fear into the heart of wine professionals and cork dorks alike. We all know someone who seems to have an uncanny ability to pronounce what grape has been used, what country or region it’s from … Continue reading
Posted in Oregon, Pinot Noir, RED Tagged blindtasting, Et Fille, Kalita Vineyard, Newberg, oregon, pinot noir, red wine, WSET blindtasting, WSET Diploma Leave a comment
Craggy Range Single Vineyard, Te Kahu, Hawkes Bay, Gimblett Gravels, New Zealand, 2010, 13.5% abv.
Gimblett Gravels – try saying that 10 times over after a few glasses of wine. The area is renowned for its Bordeaux blends. Located in Hawkes Bay on the eastern side of New Zealand’s North Island, Gimblett Gravels is a … Continue reading
Muga, White, Rioja DOC, Spain, 2012, 13% abv.
Spain recently cracked the code – its wine production numbers surged last year (2013) to make it the world’s largest wine producer. It has officially surpassed second place Italy and (gasp) the French came in at paltry number three. More … Continue reading
Posted in Malvasia, Spain, Viura / White Rioja Tagged Cantabrian Mountains, Joven, Macabeo, malvasia, muga, Rioja DOC, River Oja, spain, viura, White, WSET Diploma, WSET Study, WSET unit 3 Leave a comment
San Cristoforo, Azienda Agricola Pietro Rinaldi, Barbaresco DOCG, Alba, Piemonte, Italy, 2007, 14%, C$60
I caught this one at the height of its perfection. Not being a frequent consumer of Italian wine, I have to admit I need to study just a little (ok, maybe a lot) before I go to buy anything. Can … Continue reading
Terras Gauda, O Rosal, Albariño, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain, 2012, 12.5% abv, C$41
Albariño, as it’s referred to in Galicia (northwestern Spain), or Alvarinho as it’s called in Portugal’s northern Vinho Verde DOC, is a white grape enjoying a renaissance of sorts amongst those looking for something new and unusual to drink. Galicia … Continue reading
Posted in Albarino / Alvarinho, Blanco Caino, Spain, Treixadura / Trincadero, WHITE Tagged Albarino, Galicia, O Rosal, Rias Baixas, spain, Terras Gauda, white wine, WSET Diploma, WSET Study, WSET unit 3 Leave a comment