Fortified wines with Gerard Basset

Gerard Basset must be one of the most knowledgeable lectures of wine in the world today, his CV is incredible listen to this..---Master of Wine, MBA in Wine, Master Sommelier Worldwide Vice President at the Court of Master Sommeliers and is Director of the Academy of Food and Wine Service, and Worlds best Sommelier who can beat that?

To receive a guy like this in Malmo for a master class in fortified wines for two days is a challenge and a amazing treat, thanks to Gustibus wine education who manage to get Gerard here.

Two full days of Port, Madeira and Sherry, who could ask fore more, many things was for me not new but a great repetition that was needed and much appreciated especially the Madeira section.

Madeira wines is amazing and not very known in the world, thank you very much for that J my knowledge of Madeira where very limited to a few brands and the cheap stuff that you use for cooking, It has now all changed for rest of my life, fantastic wines with perfect balance of oxidation, maturity, different levels of sweetness and great acidity that works very well with food.

Port of all the types from ruby to vintage are great and full of adventures, I guess that this is the most well known fortified wine in the world with no comparison well deserved, all the types that we tried was well picked and nicely mixed.

The Sherry part is as usual my favourite with wonderful wines selected for five flight of wines, what a day this was, I was smiling all the way home.

Thanks to all people attending this great master class and especially Anders and Fredrik for organizing, keep up the good work guys.

Here are some pictures from all the wines tasted.


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