Category Archives: CHATTER – industry

Notes for WSET sparkling wine

I endeavour to maintain my notes on sparkling wines, here is the full collection: Australia Mainland Tasmania Austria France Champagne – co-ops, cuvée de prestige, major houses, disgorgement, dosage, reserve wine. Outside Champagne Germany – Sekt / Perlwein / Secco … Continue reading

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Notes for WSET spirits

Since WordPress, which hosts this site, started accumulating statistics on downloads from 2019, I have seen that some of my spirits notes, particularly rum and cachaca, and armagnac related materials, are quite popular, so I have assembled links to them … Continue reading

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Tinkering with wine classification

Tinkering with wine classification – is there any benefit? Seduction, style, classic, gran selezione … what do they mean to the consumer? Are they useful? I argue that rather than overloading the consumer with additional labelling terms, resources would be … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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