how to nail your WSET 3 tasting exam with me!

How to nail your WSET 3 tasting exams

Got WSET 3 tasting exams coming your way? Here is how to pass!

1- Know the grade scale and use it well
2- Know the SAT by heart
3- Practice on the typical wines
4- Write dry tasting notes
5- Be in the perfect conditions on your exam day
6- Book a coaching session with me!

Get more details and resources in the article 😉

how to spit wine

How to spit wine

Sometimes when I teach WSET, people get afraid when we get to the tasting portion. When I tell them that we will spit the wine, some get scared of having to spit wine 😂 They ask me if they really have to because they feel like: 1. it is disgusting, 2. it is not respectful of the work of the producers.

But you know what: it is actually cool to spit wine. Because it is the way to be able to taste several wines without getting drunk! đŸ„Ž And this will allow you to properly assess all the wines you will encounter at a tasting.

Let me explain you how!

taste with alex priorat doq 2016

TASTE WITH ALEX PRIORAT DOQ – MERUM PRIORATI 2016

Priorat is a wonderful wine region in Spain. Viticulture is heroic there!
Taste this fabulous wine in video with me! You’ll discover what makes it so special 😉
>> Tasting note to download for free đŸ‡ș🇾

Priorat est une rĂ©gion viticole d’excellence en Espagne. La viticulture y est qualifiĂ©e d’hĂ©roĂŻque !
DĂ©guste ce fabuleux vin en vidĂ©o avec moi ! Tu vas dĂ©couvrir ce qui le rend si spĂ©cial 😉
>> Note de dĂ©gustation Ă  tĂ©lĂ©charger gratuitement đŸ‡«đŸ‡·

taste with alex: crémant d'alsace

TASTE WITH ALEX CRÉMANT D’ALSACE COUSU MAIN CAVE DE TURCKHEIM

This CrĂ©mant d’Alsace has been created in collaboration with William Arlotti, a fashion designer. He draws a different gorgeous label each year.
Taste this beautiful wine from Cave de Turckheim in video with me!
>> Tasting note to download for free đŸ‡ș🇾

Ce CrĂ©mant d’Alsace a Ă©tĂ© crĂ©Ă© en collaboration avec William Arlotti, cĂ©lĂšbre fashion designer. Il dessine chaque annĂ©e de merveilleuses Ă©tiquettes diffĂ©rentes.
Déguste ce délicieux vin de la Cave de Turckheim en vidéo avec moi !
>> Note de dĂ©gustation Ă  tĂ©lĂ©charger gratuitement đŸ‡«đŸ‡·

tasting note Christophe Pacalet Saint Amour 2018

Tasting note Christophe Pacalet Saint-Amour 2018

Marcel Lapierre is one of the pioneer of natural winemaking in Beaujolais. He passed on his philosophy to his nephew…
Let’s taste this red wine from Christophe Pacalet together!
>> Tasting note to download for free đŸ‡ș🇾

Marcel Lapierre est l’un de pionniers du vin nature dans le Beaujolais. Il a transmis sa philosophie Ă  son neveu…
Viens déguster ce vin rouge de chez Christophe Pacalet avec moi !
>> Note de dĂ©gustation Ă  tĂ©lĂ©charger gratuitement đŸ‡«đŸ‡·

taste with alex GewĂŒrztraminer SGN 2013

Taste with Alex: SĂ©lection de Grains Nobles Alsace Jean-Baptiste Adam 2013

GewĂŒrztraminer is one of the 4 noble grape varieties of Alsace. SĂ©lection de Grains Nobles means the wines are botrytised and very sweet (minimum 306g/L residual sugar!).
Taste this beautiful wine from Jean-Baptiste Adam in video with me!
>> Tasting note to download for free đŸ‡ș🇾

Le GewĂŒrztraminer est un des 4 cĂ©pages nobles d’Alsace. La SĂ©lection de Grains Nobles veut dire que le vin est botrytisĂ© et trĂšs doux (minimum 306g/L de sucre !).
Déguste ce délicieux vin de Jean-Baptiste Adam en vidéo avec moi !
>> Note de dĂ©gustation Ă  tĂ©lĂ©charger gratuitement đŸ‡«đŸ‡·

tasting note flashcard of Saint Joseph on a phone

Tasting note Saint Joseph Le Passage 2016 by Stéphane Ogier

Did you know the Saint-Joseph AOC makes 90% of red wine from Syrah only?
Let’s taste this red wine from StĂ©phane Ogier together!
>> Tasting note to download for free đŸ‡ș🇾

Savais-tu que l’appellation Saint-Joseph ne produit que des vins rouges issus de Syrah ?
Viens déguster ce vin rouge de chez Stéphane Ogier avec moi !
>> Note de dĂ©gustation Ă  tĂ©lĂ©charger gratuitement đŸ‡«đŸ‡·

taste with alex domaine courbis Saint Joseph 2017

Taste with Alex: Saint Joseph white 2017 Domaine Courbis

The Saint-Joseph AOC produces 90% red wines, in which up to 15% of white grape varieties are allowed in blends. This is however little practiced!
Taste this beautiful wine from Domaine Courbis in video with me!
>> Tasting note to download for free đŸ‡ș🇾

L’appellation Saint-Joseph produit 90% de vins rouges, dans lesquels jusqu’Ă  15% de cĂ©pages blancs sont autorisĂ©s dans l’assemblage. Ceci est en fait trĂšs peu pratiquĂ© !
Déguste ce délicieux vin du Domaine Courbis en vidéo avec moi !
>> Note de dĂ©gustation Ă  tĂ©lĂ©charger gratuitement đŸ‡«đŸ‡·

Tasting note CĂŽtes du RhĂŽne Gonnet flashcard

Tasting note CĂŽtes du RhĂŽne Red Famille Gonnet 2017

Did you know the Cîtes du Rhîne AOC is France’s 2nd largest after Bordeaux?
Let’s taste this red wine from Famille Gonnet together!
>> Tasting note to download for free đŸ‡ș🇾

Savais-tu que l’appellation CĂŽtes du RhĂŽne est la 2Ăšme plus grosse zone de production aprĂšs Bordeaux ?
Viens déguster ce vin rouge de la Famille Gonnet avec moi !
>> Note de dĂ©gustation Ă  tĂ©lĂ©charger gratuitement đŸ‡«đŸ‡·

Jim Gore on how to be successful in demanding wine studies thanks to its school Global Wine Academy

Here is how to be successful in demanding wine studies, with Jim Gore DipWSET

Available in English + French!

Are you struggling getting prepared for your WSET Diploma and MW exams? Keep reading to get Jim Gore’s tips to be successful in demanding wine studies!

Jim Gore is fascinated with wine since he discovered Burgundy on family holidays.
He completed studies in science but wine caught him up again. He became the youngest manager of an Oddbins store in Edinburgh and gained his Diploma qualification at the same time. Jim spent a few years in his favourite wine region and joined WSET School London as an examination coordinator. He quickly became a wine educator and then principal of the school at 33. Jim helped reforming several courses. So who would be better placed to help wine students prepare for success?

Jim Gore est fascinĂ© par le vin depuis qu’il a dĂ©couvert la Bourgogne pendant des vacances en famille.

Il a effectuĂ© des Ă©tudes scientifiques mais le vin l’a rattrapĂ© Ă  nouveau. Il est devenu le plus jeune manager dans un magasin Oddbins (marchand de vin local) Ă  Edinbourg, tout en passant son Diploma. Jim a ensuite passĂ© quelques annĂ©es dans sa rĂ©gion favorite avant de rejoindre la WSET School of London en tant que coordinateur des examens. Il est rapidement devenu Ă©ducateur puis principal de l’Ă©cole Ă  33 ans. Jim a participlĂ© Ă  la rĂ©forme de plusieurs cours. Qui serait donc mieux placĂ© pour aider les Ă©tudiants Ă  se prĂ©parer aux examens ?