CALIBRATE YOUR PALATE

Calibration tasting notes and mock exam question and answer guidance to get you ready 

The tasting notes and mock exam questions set out below are useful for anyone who wants to calibrate or improve their tasting skills.


The wines are all readily available in the UK and we indicate who the supplier is in each case. 

 

WSET SAT CALIBRATION CASE 2

Calibration notes for WSET students, June 2020


I have written simple notes to calibrate your palate to the WSET Standard Approach to Tasting based on six wines. 


The six wines are available to buy as a case from the General Wine Company for £80.44 inc VAT.  

 

WSET SAT CALIBRATION CASE 1

Calibration notes for WSET students, March 2020


I have written simple notes to calibrate your palate to the WSET Standard Approach to Tasting based on six wines. 


The six wines are available to buy as a case from the General Wine Company for £77.44 inc VAT.  

 

BLIND WINE CASE 2

DECEMBER 2019

A case of wines with tasting notes and mock exam questions and answer guidance for WSET Diploma and Master of Wine students

We've put together a case of twelve wines (all available from the Wine Society) that you can use in one of two ways: 

  1. To calibrate your palate to the WSET Diploma standard, checking your own tasting notes against my model notes.

  2. As a mock exam, using the four questions in the Diploma format or the four questions in the Master of Wine format

Either way, you will get the most out of the exercise if you get a friend to order some or all of the wines and set up the tasting for you so you can taste the wines blind.


Jim has compiled the Diploma Exam and Christine has compiled the Master of Wine Mock Exam questions. 

Why not join with fellow students to share the cost of the case?  Tasting together will also mean you get more out of the wines and help your analysis and calibration. 

The following links give you and your helper everything you need.

  1. Instructions for helper Includes details of wines, so do not open this link if you want to taste the wines blind yourself

  2. Exam questions Mock Exam questions for WSET Diploma and Master of Wine - no spoilers in here!

  3. Notes Calibration tasting notes for each wine along with answer guidance for the WSET Diploma and Master of Wine mock exam questions


We hope you will enjoy tasting these wines and that the tasting notes and mock exam questions will help you prepare for your Diploma or MW exams. 

This is a taste of what you can expect at one of our tasting masterclasses. 


 

CASE NO 1
AUGUST 2019

A case of wines with tasting notes and mock exam questions and answers for Diploma students

I've put together a case of twelve wines (all available from the Wine Society) that you can use in one of two ways: 

  1. To calibrate your palate to the WSET Diploma standard, checking your own tasting notes against my model notes.

  2. As a mock tasting exam, using the four questions in the Diploma format.

Either way, you will get the most out of the exercise if you get a friend to order some or all of the wines and set up the tasting for you so you can taste the wines blind.


Why not join with fellow students to share the cost of the case?  Tasting together will also mean you get more out of the wines and help your analysis and calibration. 

The following links give you and your helper everything you need.

  1. Instructions for helper (includes details of wines, so do not open this link if you want to taste the wines blind yourself)

  2. Exam questions (no spoilers in here!)

  3. Calibration tasting notes and quality statements for each wine along with mock exam answers for each trio of wines:


I hope you will enjoy tasting these wines and that the tasting notes and mock exam will help you prepare for your Diploma exams. 

This is a taste of what you can expect at one of my tasting masterclasses. 


 

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