Choose right: the best year of the best Spanish wines

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

The King of New Zealand: the Sauvignon Blanc

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

#FastFriday – 6 Minute Vizzes – 1st Episode

Welcome to the first in the #FastFriday series. For context, this is a weekly challenge that Ben Moss, Ravi Mistry and myself will be participating in. The concept is as follows – We have to design a visualisation created from a dataset which we see for the first time when we connect to Tableau. We’re starting… Continue reading #FastFriday – 6 Minute Vizzes – 1st Episode

California: the vineyard of the US

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

Decrypting ABV and IBU for Beers

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

Best Practices in Viz Design

I am back to write about (probably) a series of blog post about Data Visualization Best Practices. Not that I will cover everything you need to know, but I will try to explain what I think is important, what I find challenging and what I think are good tips and reading resources to learn more.… Continue reading Best Practices in Viz Design