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Tasting Notes from My First Wine Tasting with the University of Bristol Wine Circle


Ed and Aaron drinking wine shortly after arriving at Bristol, 1992

I now know when it started.  That is, the night I fell in love with wine. It was roughly one month after I had arrived at Bristol when I attended the tasting conducted by Bill Baker.  I wrote about this night in an earlier post.  This means I have seriously drunk wine for 19.5 years! I have found all of my old tasting sheets from Bristol.  I have typed up the first one and scanned the tasting sheet.  I will eventually create an ancient tasting notes page where these old sheets will reside.

I must admit that my notes are rather sparse and I misspelled New Zealand.  My first tasting notes (below, in blue)  appear to have peaked at wine #3 and it looks like I rather enjoyed the GermanRiesling.  Perhaps my long-standing interest in Gigondas started that night!

 
REID WINES
A WINE TASTING for the UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL WINE CIRCLE
Tuesday October 13th 1992
conducted by BILL BAKER

White Wines:
1 VIN DE PAYS DE COTES DE GASCOGNE Domaine de Rieux 1991 Grass
2 JACKSON ESTATE SAUVIGNON  BLANC 1991
     New Zelan 6.90
3 ST HALLETS CHARDONNAY 1991
     Australia, Dark Yellow, Aged in Oak Casks, Bite, 6.50
4 RIESLING PRINCES ABBES 1985 Schlumber
     * German, Soft, 6.50

Red Wines:
5 MORGON 1990 Gobet
     French 7.00
6 TALTARNI CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1986
7 CHATEAU PAVIE DECESSE 1987 St. Emilion
8 GIGONDAS 1985 Paul Joublet Aine

University of Bristol Wine Circle Tasting, 13 October 1992

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