WSET + Systematic Approach to Tasting

I have earned the WSET* Diploma and my tasting note posts are
Printwritten using the SAT or ‘Systematic Approach to Tasting‘ method.

This consists of a note about the look, smell and taste of the wine/spirit plus a comment about the conclusion.WINE IWS_crest

The ratings include –

Outstanding – rare
Very Good – many fall here
Good – most fall here
Acceptable – it’s ‘doing its job’
Faulty – do not drink, run

I usually try to include something about the wine, the terroir, the viticultural or vinicultural practices that have been used to produce it, or something about the winemaker(s) in the note.

*Wine and Spirits Education Trust

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