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United States Wines

We’re finally in the United States to study wines outside of California. I didn’t know that all 50 states makes wine nor did I know that we are ranked 4th among the big boys for most wines. One thing I … Continue reading

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California Wine

We have finally reached the mecca of American wines, California. Name: Julian of the Seasons Region: Sanoma County ┬á Vintage: 2009 Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc The color of this wine was yellow-hay with hints of green and pale. The smell … Continue reading

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Wines from the Southern Hemispere

Country: South Africa ┬á ┬áVintage: 2010 Producer: Savanha Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc The color of this wine was light and transparent. It was thin, light yellow and haylike. The smell was apples, peaches and pineapple. I couldn’t get any type … Continue reading

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Wines from Latin America

My wine destinations so far has been an interesting experience. I really like how this class is not focused on local wines from the U.S. We are taking into consideration that other countries are taking the initiative to dive into … Continue reading

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Wines from Germany

I was very excited to finally get to Germany because I really like their rieslings. I have been having a hard time looking for a specific one, so I was very happy to see that we were going to learn … Continue reading

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Wines from Italy

Name: Colle Del Re ┬á Vintage: 2010 Producer: Umberto Cesari Grape Variety/DOCG: Albana di Romagna Region: Emilio-Romagna My first wine from Italy. The color of this wine was ┬ápale yellow with hints of hay and low viscocity. When I first … Continue reading

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Red Wines from France

Region: Bordeaux ┬á ┬áVintage: 2006 Appellation: Passac-Leognon Name: Chateau Coucheroy Producer: Andre Lurton My first wine from France. Pretty exciting. So this wine’s color was brick red with some orange. The viscocity┬áwas medium, partly because it had time to age. … Continue reading

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White Wines of France

Region: Loire Valley Appellation: Anjou Producer: CEP Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc This wine was pale canary yellow and bright. It had low viscocity with not many teardrops. To me it smelled like cat pee, but then other’s pointed out that … Continue reading

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What makes a master Sommelier?

What makes a Master Sommelier?┬áMy morning class was canceled this morning and so I had time to look at some videos about wine. This is a lecture given by a Master Sommelier to a group of google employees. I found … Continue reading

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