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Chief Taster and owner of West London Wine School, South London Wine School and Streatham Wine House, Jimmy Smith, takes you through the Loire Valley Central Vineyards (AOCs of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume and Menetou-Salon) for WSET Level 3. Here you will learn how the AOCs produce premium wine from Sauvignon Blanc with unique geographical and climatic factors and how they affect the final styles.

At the end of the video there is a working example of a written question so you can understand what to expect if a Central Vineyard/Sauvignon Blanc question is to arise, and how to correctly answer it.

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