Pair each tasting with a few facts – a systematic approach to learning everything about wine (+ free self-learning sommelier journal) via /r/wine

Pair each tasting with a few facts – a systematic approach to learning everything about wine (+ free self-learning sommelier journal)

Late last year I ordered a few wine books and study guides with the intention to study a few pages each day. The plan didn't last long. The information was too dense to hold my attention and cramming just didn't work for my memory.

So I developed a different strategy using a systematic approach and a pocket journal format. Instead of forcing myself to study pages of theory and fact each morning, I instead decided to pair my learning with the wines I was drinking, while I was drinking them.

Using the dozen or so books I ordered along with recommendations from top sommeliers, I created a step-by-step tasting system to thoroughly analyze each wine while I drank it. I would then follow up each tasting by researching and answering a few questions about where the wine came from, its history, characteristics, etc…

In this way, I paired each fact I learned with my experience and enjoyment of each wine (or lack there of). This not only improved my memory, but gave me far more appreciation and context for the facts I was learning. I also found it to be much more manageable, as my learning was in bite-sized segments that I enjoyed instead of forced reading sessions.

Eventually, I turned this system into a small journal (similar to small Moleskines). They're small enough to be taken anywhere you go and the learning system is straightforward, quick, and effective.

That said, I'd love your feedback. Check it out at http://ift.tt/2wxY5HR. If you'd like to try one in-person, the coupon code "winepromo" will get you a journal for free (not including shipping).

Looking forward to your comments. Graham

Submitted August 06, 2017 at 08:00PM by Graham_Mumm
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