NEW: every Thursday, I’ll be releasing a recipe my partner and I have curated. This week: the oh-so-delish spiced tomato dill sauce with avocado crema I shared on stories a few weeks ago. Of course I’ll be sharing suggested wine pairings too 🍷. Link in bio for this week’s recipe!
Studying for @wsetglobal level 3 looks like this on the Italian side of things. And this is before the actual course with @thewinecentre in 2weeks! So far I’m: excited, overwhelmed, intrigued, thirsty and terrified AF 😆 Under some great tutelage by @barrysomm & his aide @esmesomm, we flew through the areas of Italy like Soave, Barolo, Chianti, Puglia & Sicily, to name but a few. And of course we “had” to try some of the wines from the regions. In one quick session I’ve learnt astronomical amounts. I can’t wait for a SOLID WEEK of wine learning! 🙌🏻🍷 If anyone is keen to join in for the level 3 or even level 2 course, hit @thewinecentre up. I do believe we as wine media should know more about the topic we so freely comment on, often times from an uneducated pov. 📷: @ericataylorpr #wset#wsetglobal#wsetlevel3#wsetstudent#sawineshowcase
I've been busy the paat week so haven't shared a lot. Did my first exam of Diploma Course (unit 2) 🤞🏻🤞🏻 . And after the exam had some some very interesting classes about spirits. . . We have tasted 45 spirits in two days!! All kinds of Rum, Tequilla, Whisk(e)y, Gin. Never new that it was that interesting in flavour! I think I secretly found a new hobby! When you now how to taste a spirit it is quite easy to familiarise yourself with the high alcohol. That was something a bit challenging for me as well. But, if you now a world of differences in aromas and flavours opens up and it is fantastic! . . . This picture shows the end of day 2 of the spirits classes given by Godfrey Spence from WSETGlobal. We tasted a range of 14 Whiskies from different regions. Ofcourse Scotch, but also Irish, Tennessee Whiskey and my favorite Bourbon! . . Quite interesting to actually learn the differences. Malt Whiskey being made from only Barley, grain Whiskeys made of all kinds of wheat, barley, mais together. Blended whiskeys is a blend of malt and grain whiskey. If it states 'Single' malt Whiskey, the Whiskey comes from just one distillery. It doesn't neccessarely mean a better quality. . . I like bourbon anytime over peated whiskies, those taste is to heavy for my palate, and like my wine I like 'em bold and round and thats Bourbon for me, a sexy Whiskey with lovely vanilla, coconut, bit soft smokeyness and to me tangerine and cinnamon. . . Just pour me a glass and I'm happy. And yes!! With a bit of ice, because the flavours come out even better and it is even more enjoyable. Cheers to all the spirit lovers. What Spirit do you like? . . . . #bourbon#guiltypleasure#whiskey#whisky#tennessee#wsetglobal#spirits#diplomastudent#wsetdiploma#tequilla#rum#gin#tasting#loveit#maltwhisky#blended#navyrum#winetime
Great tips from the WSET blog about how to prepare for the exams (link in bio). No. 5 is one of particular note: know your study style. Same holds true across all WSET courses - wines, spirits, and sake. Happy studies! 📷 & blog: @wsetglobal #winewednesday#winestudies#knowyourstyle