Thursday, 26 January 2012

WSET Diploma: Day One


Having just completed two years of studying (PGDip Forensic Psychology, the scope of which is really beyond this blog), I have recently - just yesterday, in fact - embarked upon my latest academic endeavour: the WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) Diploma in Wines and Spirits.



This blog entry will serve two purposes: one, a description of what is required for students on each day and; two, my reflection on each day as it passes.

Firstly, what do you need to take with you? I'm writing this because the WSET sent me an almighty (and fear-inspiring) study pack, which weighs an impressive 10.8lb (that's 4.6kg). Regular readers will be in no way surprised that I weighed it as soon as it arrived.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Training @ Just Add... Bibendum




As Bibendum's Annual Tasting creeps ever closer (January 25th, check your diary), the training team are busying themselves with a showcase for the kind of activities we get up to for the other 365 days of the year (2012 is a leap year, don’t ya know).

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Aramis Martini

Here's an exciting new discovery for you: Citadelle Reserve Gin.
French Law dictates that Cognac may only be distilled between the beginning of November and the end of March. This leads to some perfectly good distilleries, together with their distilling teams, being essentially dormant for 6 months of the year.