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Matthijs Visser (1855consulting)

Posted by Matthijs Visser, May 1, 2012.

My first love (well, in terms of wine) was a bottle of 2002 Sirius Bordeaux. Sitting in our first rental appartment, I remember it standing out to me compared to what I had been drinking previously and it tweaked an interest.

By 2006, we moved into a new place that had a small wine storage room. Our oldest son had been born in 2004, so I figured it would be fun to buy some bottles of '04 to put away and drink over the course of his childhood and teenage years. As I started investigating what to buy, my initial interest in wine turned into a passion. 

Two more girls followed our eldest son, which meant that it became somewhat more challenging for my wife and I to go out for a drink and a bite to eat on the weekend. So our "weekend dates" more frequently than not came to consist of a movie, a nice bottle of wine, and a few different cheeses at home. She picks the cheeses, I pick the wine, and the movie we can usually agree on. 

At the same time, I continued to read, learn, and build up my cellar. Once the kids were a bit older, I took the WSET Level 2 (Intermediate) course followed by Level 3 (Advanced), which was lots of fun, though the Level 3 exam was slightly nerve-wrecking. I started to organize some wine tastings and providing some advice here and there, which eventually led to 1855consulting.

Some additional info:

  • Favourite wine region: Bordeaux
  • Favourite wine book: Hugh Johnson's Story of Wine
  • Favourite wine magazine: Decanter



Reply by dmcker, May 1, 2012.

Welcome to Snooth, Matthijs, and thanks for all the background info.

Looking forward to hearing more about interesting wine you're drinking!

Reply by EMark, May 2, 2012.

Matthijs, let me also add my welcome to Snooth.  It was obvious from other postings that you've made that you have an informed background.  I look forward to learning more from you.

Reply by zufrieden, May 11, 2012.

Welcome to the 1855 Classifrication (Bordeaux) Club at Snooth.  I will be watching with interest...

Z .

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