Saturday, April 26, 2014

WSET Level 3 Update

I just have so much to share with you all!  The past few weeks have been jam packed with awesome food I am so excited to share with you, a side project that I will be discussing more this summer, lots of delicious coffee, and I even have a give away coming up!  I'm going to get to all of it- I promise!

I wanted to take a quick moment though to let you know how my wine studies have been progressing.  In late February I wrapped up the WSET Level 2 course, and passed our final exam with merit, which made me insanely happy.  I walked out of the exam convinced I had failed so when the good news came in a couple of weeks later I literally jumped for joy.  Even before level 2 ended I begane the third level of the WSET and am deep into that now.  Every week we spend hours diving into the incredible regions around the world that produce our wines, and discuss what factors unique to these areas create the diverse palate we all enjoy.  We swirl, smell and sip wines from each region, pulling out every flavor, rating their acidity, debating the tannin levels and judging their quality.  Every wine is a marvel of how terroir truly affects the flavors of wine, and a wondrous look into the culture of the country in which it was grown. Our classes are this glorious mix of studying specific areas, and revisiting our global history, seeing how different wars, changes in leadership and the emergence of technology have impacted wine.   

I'll be reviewing more wines in the upcoming months, once everything settles down a bit- Ive found some new favorites I cannot wait to show you! Im also working on new formats to talk about wine with you all. In the meantime I'll be getting some articles written for Groupon, and posting some fantastic reviews here as well.  Stay tuned!    

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