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Matthijs Visser (1855consulting)

Posted by Matthijs Visser, May 1, 2012.

My first love (well, in terms of wine) was a bottle of 2002 Sirius Bordeaux. Sitting in our first rental appartment, I remember it standing out to me compared to what I had been drinking previously and it tweaked an interest.

By 2006, we moved into a new place that had a small wine storage room. Our oldest son had been born in 2004, so I figured it would be fun to buy some bottles of '04 to put away and drink over the course of his childhood and teenage years. As I started investigating what to buy, my initial interest in wine turned into a passion. 

Two more girls followed our eldest son, which meant that it became somewhat more challenging for my wife and I to go out for a drink and a bite to eat on the weekend. So our "weekend dates" more frequently than not came to consist of a movie, a nice bottle of wine, and a few different cheeses at home. She picks the cheeses, I pick the wine, and the movie we can usually agree on. 

At the same time, I continued to read, learn, and build up my cellar. Once the kids were a bit older, I took the WSET Level 2 (Intermediate) course followed by Level 3 (Advanced), which was lots of fun, though the Level 3 exam was slightly nerve-wrecking. I started to organize some wine tastings and providing some advice here and there, which eventually led to 1855consulting.

Some additional info:

  • Favourite wine region: Bordeaux
  • Favourite wine book: Hugh Johnson's Story of Wine
  • Favourite wine magazine: Decanter

Cheers,
Matthijs

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Reply by dmcker, May 1, 2012.

Welcome to Snooth, Matthijs, and thanks for all the background info.

Looking forward to hearing more about interesting wine you're drinking!

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Reply by EMark, May 2, 2012.

Matthijs, let me also add my welcome to Snooth.  It was obvious from other postings that you've made that you have an informed background.  I look forward to learning more from you.

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Reply by zufrieden, May 11, 2012.

Welcome to the 1855 Classifrication (Bordeaux) Club at Snooth.  I will be watching with interest...

Z .


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