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About citbp

I am interested in everything about wine, from site selection to tasting.

Chopin Potato Vodka Poland

Chopin, Potato Vodka, Poland Notes on vodka. This spirit: made from potato, column distilled 4 times, 40% abv, Master of Malt, £38 WSET style tasting noteAppearance: clear and bright, water white, colourless. Nose: clean, light intensity, with aromas as they … Continue reading

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Grey Goose Vodka France

Grey Goose, Vodka, France Notes on vodka. This spirit: made from Picardy winter wheat; using a 5 column distillation plant, fed by a continuous fermentation process, across a cascade of 6 tanks [1]; 40% abv, Master of Malt, £35 WSET … Continue reading

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Smirnoff Red Label Vodka

Smirnoff, Red Label No.21 Vodka Notes on vodka. This spirit: produced in over a dozen countries, including UK; made from a blend of different grains; triple column distilled, charcoal filtered 10 times, through 7 columns of charcoal, assuming then 70 … Continue reading

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Bulleit Rye Whiskey NV

Bulleit Rye Straight Whiskey, Kentucky, USA, NV Notes on North American Whiskey. This spirit: small batch from a mash-bill of 95% rye with 5% malted barley, 45% abv, Master of Malt, £30 (01/21) WSET style tasting note Appearance: clear and … Continue reading

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Johnnie Walker Black Label 12YO

Johnnie Walker, Black Label, 12 Year Old, Blended Scotch Whisky Notes on Scotch, Irish and Japanese whisky. This spirit: single (distillery) grain from Scotland’s largest distillery, often made of wheat and/or corn, a blend of about 40 whiskies, 40% abv, … Continue reading

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Italian categories/denominations

Just a collection of things worth knowing, as I am already creating for France, on some Italian categories and denominations … firstly definitions: The latest European wine labelling regulations came into force in 2009. This introduced Protected Designation of Origin … Continue reading

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Dujac Morey-Saint-Denis 2012

Domaine Dujac, AOC Morey-Saint-Denis, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, 2012 This wine: lot no. L-01-12 (on front label), traditional and sustainable farming, with no herbicides and pesticides since 1986, neither fined nor filtered, varietal pinot noir, coated natural cork closure, 12.5% … Continue reading

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Rhum Clément XO Rhum Agricole

Rhum Clément, Rhum Agricole XO (XO is an unregulated term), Martinique, NV Notes on rum and cachaca.All rums tasted. This spirit: rhum agricole, ie a rum distilled from sugar cane juice; aged for at least 6 years in virgin and … Continue reading

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Rouviole Minervois Liviniere 2014

Domaine La Rouviole, AOP Minervois La Livinière, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 2014 On AOPs Minervois and Minervois La Liviniere. This wine: lot No. L160624 (below back label), organic, ~600 c/s production, a blend of 75% syrah with grenache, the former being … Continue reading

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Cameron Brig Single Grain

Cameron Brig, Single Grain Whisky, Cameronbridge, Fife, Scotland, NV Notes on Scotch, Irish and Japanese whisky, see the section on grain whisky. This spirit: single (distillery) grain from Scotland’s largest distillery, often made of wheat and/or corn, 40% abv, Master … Continue reading

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