During Easter I went back home and my dad asked me to create him an “app” similar to mine about my wine fridge. I asked him to collect some relevant data for him and he wrote me on paper the following information: wine year producer country region number of bottles I turned this into a… Continue reading What wine do you have in your wine fridge?
I started this project about visualising my wines a couple of weeks ago, when I got my (first) wine fridge! I started to organise my bottles and cover the labels with kitchen/ food film and then I got the idea to catalogue them. A Google Sheet, that I can even share with boyfriend Davide, seemed perfect to me. I… Continue reading Tableau, Google Sheets and… my wine fridge!
During my researches of wine datasets, it happened some months ago that I asked Andy Kriebel (@VizWizBI) if he knew where I could find cool wine data. He came back to me saying that our colleague Robin had something… And he actually sent me this picture: My first reaction was… “Oh my, is this a joke??”…… Continue reading Choose right: the best year of the best Spanish wines
1st June, Wednesday, 2016 This is the date I took the written examination for the Sommelier Certification. The exam was tough, more than I expected. But I passed it! Next round, next week, with the oral and practical examination. 🙂 Why do I feel I need to talk about New Zealand? So, actually the first of… Continue reading The King of New Zealand: the Sauvignon Blanc
I am studying for my Sommelier exam that it happens to be next Wednesday. The exam is quite hard, it consists of 2 parts, a written examination (20 True/ False, 20 Multiple answer, 12 open questions and 2 wine tastings – one analytical descriptive and one pairing) – all in 2 hours – and then,… Continue reading California: the vineyard of the US
In my previous blog post I wrote a short introduction to the world of beers and, as promised, I am back as well to show my visualisation about beers… … But first, I will give you some context. When I choose a beer, I usually search for something with more structure and character when I am in the mood to try… Continue reading Decrypting ABV and IBU for Beers
Going to the pub for a pint of beer is a MUST on Friday after work. This is one of the first things I have learnt about London. And of course, I am following this rule! But where does the word beer come from? The word “beer” (birra in italian) comes from “bhereu” or “bheru”… Continue reading A Pint is a Must! An Introduction to Beer