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JANUARY 13, 2016 Gruner Veltliner Vs. Albarino
Do you know the difference? I was lucky enough to take part in Tim Wildman MW’s class at the Institute of Masters of Wine in which he made sure students knew the importance of tasting laterals – wines that can be confused with eachother.
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JANUARY 13, 2016 Chablis vs. Muscadet
The Lees! Chablis wine (usually aged on its lees) is a wine that is almost always on the Masters of Wine exam. It comes in various forms … it can be a basic Chablis lined up against other fairly neutral, high acid white wines, or it can be a basic Chablis, a 1st Cru, and a Grand cru all lined up together! So one must start with the basic characteristics of Chablis, compared to other Chardonnay wines from the old world (i.e. restrained fruit, typically cool climate).