Structured tasting

Is wine the sum component of its parts, or sui generis?

Structured tasting is necessary to complete the WSET diploma and in due course the Masters of Wine, but perhaps like learning to play a once loved song, it exacts its price in de-constructing what might otherwise be a source of wonder and nuance.  Hedonistic joy lurks as an unsuspecting, if welcome, victor.
Wine Thoughts
November 17, 2012

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