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WSET Diploma – Unit 3 – Week 18: Workshop #4

Because I skipped Workshop #3 for drunk studying. Like I know I'm supposed to be pseudo-sentimental right now because it's the last class of WSET ever, but all I can think of is how much material I have to learn until the exam in June. Holy shit. I really need to make a study plan. That I won't end up sticking to. Ugh. Life has been on the rise in a vague way. A good (wine) friend has moved to the other end of the country which really sucks, but it was a good sendoff. [caption id="attachment_4278" align="aligncenter" width="500"] How alcohol nerds celebrate.[/caption] 2005 Coulée de Serrant = amazing. 2006 Elderton Botrytis Semillon = amazing. Everything in between = amazing. Taxi rides home, hugs in...

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2008 Alpha Estate “Hedgehog Vineyard” Xinomavro

Xynomavro is often compared with Nebbiolo - the deceivingly light colour, red fruits, and backbone are all too familiar. The name literally means "acid black", and it's obvious that this wine had time to soften in the bottle, leaving nuances of red fruit balanced by earth and spice. A couple of classmates liked it even so much as to put it in the "very good" ballpark, but I thought it lacked that complexity and balance to bring it up a notch on the quality scale....

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