Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Wine Journey: Profile of a Master Sommelier II

Yesterday was a great day.  Andrew McNamara, the Master Sommelier who created the path along which this journey will traverse, came on to the blog and provided input in terms of his wine profile.  Based on our profiling, we surmised that he preferred French wines of '80 and '90s vintage.  Andrew agreed and added that he preferred moderate alcohol levels and, currently, Barolos and Barbarescos.

A further analysis of the French wines of the '80s and '90s included in the Wines of the Decade list shows that, in the '80s vintage, Andrew had a preference for Bordeauxs, followed closely by Burgundy and Champagne.  In the wines with a '90s vintage, Andrew had a preference for Burgundies  and Rhone varietals.  Overall, Andrew preferred Burgundies and Bordeauxs in that order.

The wine profile for Andrew, then, is primarily a French wine drinker, with a preference for  1980s and 1990s Burgundies and Bordeauxs with moderate alcohol levels.  Andrew is developing, based on his input, a love for Barolos and Barbarescos.

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