Posts made in November, 2015


This was a fairly big week. We had our first exam, I got the results of my feedback tasting exam from some weeks before, marketing turned out to be fairly interesting, and some of us socialised. The main point of the day – I don’t want to call it a ‘highlight’ – was the Unit 2 (Wine Production) exam. It was 100 multiple choice questions to be done in 90 minutes. I feel confident that I passed, although perhaps I should take heed of...

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Today is a study day. Or something. I didn’t have to go to London this morning, which meant I could sleep in. Well, until 7 at any rate, which counts as sleeping in in my world. I’m presuming it is designed as a study day since our first Unit exam – Unit 2, Wine Production, is next week. (Exam! Ack!) Of course, along with studying, I have to go to a staff meeting, prep and give a lecture on anthropological research methods, and start...

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Beer. That was the key point of yesterday’s sessions. But I’ll come back to that in a bit. The morning was devoted to the first sessions on the wine and spirits market, both global and local. Important to know, but, to me at least, not particularly interesting. So I’ll pass over it in silence. The afternoon was the port tasting session. Here the most interesting bit was the element of age. In addition to the theory and background...

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