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post #20251 of 20679
So started making flash cards for the certified exam. Anyone a member at guild somm? Before I pay to join I want to know if there's practice test questions available.
post #20252 of 20679
I was thinking like 2018+ (Depending on how much tannin/secondary&tertiary flavors you like)
post #20253 of 20679
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

So started making flash cards for the certified exam. Anyone a member at guild somm? Before I pay to join I want to know if there's practice test questions available.

Can we somehow turn this test into another State Farm-esque trolling thread?
post #20254 of 20679
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Can we somehow turn this test into another State Farm-esque trolling thread?

Wait. Wut? That's a troll thread? confused.gif
post #20255 of 20679
Ah yes, the sorrows of your true State Farm calling.
post #20256 of 20679
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I was thinking like 2018+ (Depending on how much tannin/secondary&tertiary flavors you like)

I agree just based on what I've read and seen on Cellar Tracker
post #20257 of 20679
Crap, forgot to put in for the 2013 rata - was hoping to put together a series of them.
post #20258 of 20679

Email them, they might be able to help

post #20259 of 20679
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Originally Posted by dwlbu View Post

I agree just based on what I've read and seen on Cellar Tracker

Thanks everyone
post #20260 of 20679
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Email them, they might be able to help

Shit, for the amount of wine SF orders from full pull, Paul himself should drive a free bottle over my house!biggrin.gif
post #20261 of 20679
Also, having spent the last couple days in Lyon, the wife and I made a rather harrowing trip (by bus) to Tain l'Hermitage yesterday to gaze upon The Hill. In terms of tasting rooms, Jaboulet was closed, Chapoutier was terrible, so I ended up at Cave de Tain (a co-op) which, while not the most prestigious, was very kind and gave a thoughtful and thorough tasting to my wife and I. We bought a trio of bottles, and opened one today when we arrived in Cannes! Was sort of struck by the similarities of the (entry level) Hermitage and some of the Washington Syrah in my own cellar.
Edited by RedLantern - 9/28/16 at 2:06am
post #20262 of 20679
Why was chapotier so bad?
post #20263 of 20679
French people were running it.
post #20264 of 20679
Tips man
post #20265 of 20679
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Why was chapotier so bad?

There was no guided tasting at all, it was: here is the list, point at something to try (it's a giant producer so there were like 30+ things from all over the rhone) and I will pour you a taste and walk away. But you can't try some of them (not clear which).

So I asked what we should start with, the reply was "whatever you want to try"

So I said we like all kinds of wine and are really looking for your suggestion as to where to start and how to proceed. Again the response was pretty much the same.

Maybe it's my bad for expecting a more guided or structured tasting. But I expected chapoutier of all places would be able to offer that.

Cave de Tain in comparison walked us through increasing levels of whites, explaining the differences, then did the same for reds. Was enjoyable and very informative!
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