The Alf & Ailsa tasting – Bordeaux Quay Dec 2013

The final exam is looming.  The WSET diploma Unit 3 exam (the big one!) is in January so I am cramming in as many different wines in the next few weeks as possible.  All in the name of education you understand.  So I was thankful that the West of England Wine and Spirit Association had…

Corton visit 2013

When last years MA Food and Wine Culture cohort visited Dijon it was 20°c and they enjoyed picnics in Beaujolais and walking through the vineyards.  This year it was a bit different.  Most days the temperatures were in minus figures and snow was not uncommon.  So after a day spent in a very warm classroom we reluctantly headed…

Australian Wine Tasting – Matthew Jukes at Great Western Wine

Last year I completed 5 units of the WSET diploma – everything but unit 3 – the dreaded and very large still wine unit.  I have decided due to various commitments to do unit 3 via distance learning.  Having already completed various courses with the Open University I have no qualms about learning in this…