Posts made in May, 2016


Well, according to the WSET Unit 6 (fortified wines) exam results, anyway. My pride is somewhat assuaged by the fact that at least I passed the theory section. (One can insert here all the jokes about academics being useless in the real world.) I’m still debating spending the money WSET charges to get the feedback on the tasting section. It might be interesting to see how close I was to what they thought the fortified wines should...

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Two years ago, both halves of Anthroenology and paid a visit to Domaine Wachau to chat with some of the people there. At the end, we had a small tasting. The woman doing it was going to skip over the Grüner Veltliner Steinfeder, saying they didn’t export it, and it was really just for local consumption. Julia asked if we could try it, and so we did. I ended up bringing home a bottle. So, what is Steinfeder? It is a somewhat peculiar...

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