Few people who know me in the wine industry are aware that, in Hong Kong, my main activity is to export bicycle accessories from China and that wine is for me a passion. One that I have certainly carried forward to the extreme in the last few years. Today, I believe that the qualities that helped me establish my company at the age of 25 and persevere with it for more than 20 years were perhaps what kept me going in the Master of Wine program until now. I also believe that those qualities were perhaps what kept me from passing the exam twice already.Read More
by odd coincidence, i have lately received many requests for advice about the master of wine program and in the same email, asking for my thoughts on the wset systematic approach to tasting. kind people who found my contact details through this blog, facebook, or my tweets. each one is a passionate wine lover who wants to pursue their studies in the field of wine. each have pretty much done the same as i did: wset levels 2, 3 and 4. each now working in a field unrelated to wine, but each have some part-time connections to the industry, either as wine judges or freelance journalists, or other.Read More
In June 2011, the practical exam of the Master of Wine featured this very question:
3) Wines 6 to 8 are made from different single grape varieties and are from the same region of origin.
For all three wines: a) Identify the region of origin as closely as possible; For each wine: b) Identify the grape variety; c) Comment on the method of production
and so, a couple of weeks ago, we practiced using similar wines as the exam.Read More