~ a day with the Masters ~ sneak peek ~

It is currently 0724 and I am here again at Bakery Hill. My status updates on facebook yesterday read thus:

No one at home in Receiving, snagged a locker behind The Summit kitchen, watching the cars on I-75 from Bakery Hill, waiting for the summons to begin a long and grueling two days… hopefully I’ll have a pin to show for it at the end of it all :D

Flight tasting #1 at 8:30 in the morning, Chablis and Shiraz, lectures on viniculture/viticulture, French wine laws, and Burgundy. Currently on a 20 minute break…

Flight tasting #2 at 11:15am: Albarino, new world Chardonnay, Brunello di Montalcino, and a 50/50 Merlot/Cab Sauv from Bordeaux. Lecture on Champagne and sparkling wines. Currently on lunch break in 033 with two awesome Kuyas =)

Flight tasting #3 at 1:40: classic Riesling from Rheingau, new world Pinot Gris, classic Cab Sauv, and a textbook [red] Zin. Lectures on Bordeaux, the Loire, the Rhone, and Alsace. Break again and I missed a good sidebar by 10, 15ish minutes. BOTHER. =)

Flight tasting #4 at 3:20: classic Italian Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir, and a Barolo which almost made me cry (Barolo, Italy Stef Ofhfs). Lectures on Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, US wine law, CA, OR, WA, and NY. End Day 1. ♥ MCI LOVE ♥

FIVE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FLASH CARDS. BOOM. … this better work…

I haven’t got time for a long blog post – I’ve got 560 flash cards to run through in the next 30 minutes =) – but a more detailed blog post is promised in future. Suffice to say for now that this opportunity has so far proved to be both exhausting and absolutely thrilling in every way. Peace out.

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