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Snooth User: kijpudhi

wine learning

Posted by kijpudhi, Jun 7, 2008.

could you please tell me how i can learn and remember for Italian wine.?


Reply by Philip James, Jun 8, 2008.

What are you trying to learn exactly? You can learn a bit about them here, or I recommend the book "Wine for Dummies", it has a good Italian section.

Remembering them is easy! Thats what Snooth's for. Once you try a wine go and log it here, you can keep a list of what you tasted, your wishlist, we can help you find similar wines and you can see what the rest of the crowd here are drinking...

Reply by oceank8, Jun 8, 2008.

Not sure what you want but I have taken courses online from Wine Spectator and they offer one for Tuscany. I find them to be fun and informative. Go to this website and click course catalog to see what they offer:

Reply by Philip James, Jun 8, 2008.

Ocean - I just took a look, those Wine Spectator classes look pretty interesting. I like that the price is pretty low, and you can just dabble, if you dont want to spend too much time.

I'm currently studying for my Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators: http://www.societyofwineeducators.o... Its an online, study at home course, so fairly similar to the Wine Spectator stuff i'd imagine.

The other common, but pricier, option are the classes offered by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust: WSET. These are classroom based, so you dont have to worry about stay at home motivation issues, but are of course, more expensive. Mark's taken one of these courses, and I think he plans on doing another one soon.

Reply by Mark Angelillo, Jun 9, 2008.

The WSET Intermediate certification class I took was very good. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to bootstrap their wine knowledge. It covers a lot of ground.

I'm going to take the advanced class later this year, probably in the fall. Looking forward to that.

Reply by oceank8, Jun 9, 2008.

I was at the bookstore this weekend and saw that the "Dummies" series has "Italian Wine for Dummies." If you specifically want Italian, you might want to start there!

Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Jun 10, 2008.

yes... Ocean is correct - Italian Wine for Dummies is the best place to start. If you want to move on to more advanced items, you can try the online courses.

As for remembering everything, have you tried reenforcement by repetition? A glass of a Italian wine a day and you'll have it mastered in no time!

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