Studying wine by smelling, tasting, and doodling

http://energystoragesense.com/compressed-air-energy-storage/fuel-cells-and-hydrogen Let’s face it.  I’m no Joan Miro. Which is why I’m always so impressed by the creative and artistic abilities of others.  But lately, I’ve been making the attempt – to sketch while I sip.

http://collierwebbfoundry.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1542372520.8978500366210937500000 Here I was, taking notes of the many different wines along the way, when I suddenly started to notice that words on paper alone weren’t actually helping me remember what it was that I had tasted.

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Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux 1985, from dad’s cellar, enjoyed on what would have been his 80th birthday (1.4.16)

Buy Diazepam 2Mg Uk I can usually recall the occasion and the company with which the wine was shared (“A toast to new friends!”)  I also typically remember the food that accompanied it. (“Remember that incredible pot roast we made…?”) But after a while, some of the basic information just starts to fade (“What was the name of the producer again?”)

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A delicious gift given to me by my client, T. Lawyer.

http://ulohc.org/events/category/health-safety/2018-06-03/ So, one day I started sketching the label alongside my notes. Oh,  I don’t spend too much time on it (as you can see).  But, it seems to be just enough time to take notice of a few key visual characteristics.  This helps me remember.  My olfactory and gustatory senses are working all the while, of course 🙂

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Ca’ del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige is one of my favorite sparkling wines. Shared on Christmas 2015.

Order Phentermine Usa You see, unlike a sommelier or a wine merchant who handles bottles upon bottles day after day,  I only get to see and/or taste a wine sometimes only once.  And, I’ll also add that the wine app that allows you to snap a photo of the label wasn’t helping me too much, either.

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Christmas gift from friend K. Peterson. Had this wonderful producer just a week earlier (Albe). Both yummy.

So, if you see me take out my little red notebook, don’t judge. I’m studying wine by smelling, tasting, doodling … and now remembering!  It’s old school, but it works.

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Opened during a bocce ball tournament with brother- and sister-in-law Chris and Jen. We had Italian wine, too!