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A sweet wine tasting

Our coach and Senior Member of the Blind Tasting Society, Hanneke Wilson, treated us to a fantastic sweet wine tasting recently. I outlined some of the more common methods of creating sweet wines in a previous post; this tasting covered … Continue reading

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A selection of sweets

Who doesn’t like a sweet wine? OK, I have come across one or two obtuse individuals that claim not to have a ‘sweet tooth’ and abhor dessert wines, however on the most part a sweet wine will win anyone over. … Continue reading

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Acidity, Alcohol & Sugar – the Wines

To illustrate the structural elements of acidity, alcohol and residual sugar in wine, we tasted eight different wines in four pairs. A  Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine is an archetypal bone dry, light-bodied French white. Made from the Melon de Bourgogne grape, this … Continue reading

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Acidity, Alcohol & Sugar

We’re moving on to structure in the Oxford Course on Blind Tasting. The structure of a wine is generally a more reliable indicator for identification of a wine. Structural elements of a wine are present on the palate and don’t … Continue reading

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