Day One

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on 10/03/2013 by winefd

Well I made it into the city regardless of the snow and as I walk to class in the bone chilling wind the apprehension of  “I  am really prepared for this” sets in.  Well that feeling was far from going away when as soon as I walk into class the instructor asked who I am… apparently I AM the only one that didn’t participate in the level two course out of the whole class!   “So do you have any training or experience? “……” Ahhhhh no“….I tell her. …”Oooh so just jumping right in huh?”.   Now  I am really doubting myself.  Just imagine here I am in this bright sterile room with a white tablecloth and four glasses in front of me with crackers, water, and cups.  Holy sh*t   I am sooooo screwed. Well after a brief description of the course we go right to tasting, oh did I mention  it was a BLIND  tasting!!!  “Ok stay calm, you can do this, you do this with wine at home”.  So what do we smell?  Citrus, lemon, minerality, stone fruit are some of the answers being thrown out.  WHAT!!! I smell Fu*#king bread!!    My heart races….then the instructor adds I get a powerful aroma of yeast.  Ok…. it’s going to be ok, I CAN do this.  The rest of the class we do more blind tastings and I hold my own.  I definitely need to fine tune my tasting  ability, hopefully this will come with time.  I am excited that this journey has started but I wonder what I will be able to achieve, I am such a novice, but excited to grow.  Till next time………..


Tommorow is the day

Posted in Uncategorized on 06/03/2013 by winefd

Tommorow I start my journey….I hope the snow doesnt put a halt on my excitement!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on 05/03/2013 by winefd

Galileo as a young

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing eles in the universe to do.

Galileo Galilei

Let it begin

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on 05/03/2013 by winefd

So here it goes…. Iam at the midpoint of my professional career, that career being a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic, and I have decided to pursue my passion for wine.  I have no professional training, nor have I ever even worked in a retail store, but now I find myself days away from entering the WSET level three course.  What the hell was I thinking!!!  Am I going to be way over my head, will I be the only one without any experience in the field, will I horribly crash and burn in a wine soaked delirium?  So I thought why not take you along for the ride.  I will post on my experiences as I make my way through this journey, the highs and lows, the broadening of my wine knowledge, and hopefully taking a rough stone and turning it into a polished professional of wine.  So why not come along with me? share your experiences if you also are a student, give your advice if you have received training in wine studies or are currently working in the wine field.  Lets make this a place for discussion, casual conversation, and share our knowledge with those who might just want to slowly enter the wine world.  This can be what we make of it, but I hope it will become a place of lively interaction with all who have a passion for wine!!

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