The photo they used is a picture of me at Taylor Shellfish Farm's Pacific Coast Oyster Wine judging a couple years ago, looking pensive - I think I remember thinking - Damn, I love oysters, but dang, Jon Rowley, 25 kumomotos is a lot! We had to taste each wine WITH an oyster! At least they were small. What am I complaining about - it was awesome!
Posts from the ‘Wine judging’ Category
I have a system, as I know each judge in this room does. First, I smell each wine without swirling, and write down the very first word that comes to my mind. In this case: X1, leesy; X2, linalool; X3, candied pineapple; X4, overripe peach; X5, lime zest; X6, wet dog. Yes. Wet dog. I don't second guess these - I just let the first word come to mind and I write it down. Perhaps this is just a mental word exercise for me, but I've found that doing this lets me go back to my first memory of that wine and my ratings usually are in line with my first impressions.