Wine Tasting For Beginners
Attending wine tasting events can be a great
experience and a lot of fun, although
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to attend out of fear - or not knowing what to
do or what to expect. Even though there are no
mysteries to wine tasting, there are some
things that you should always remember.
During a wine tasting event, women are
always served before the men. Some tastings
will serve you bottled water between tastings,
so you can clean your mouth out and be ready to
taste the next wine that is served. When you
take the wine, you should always handle the
glass by the stem, to avoid heating it with
your hands. There will also be crackers and
other goodies on hand as well, to help you
cleanse your mouth between wine tastings.
As you may already know, you can tell quite
a bit about the wine by the color. When you
attend a wine tasting for the first time,
you'll notice that the glasses are clear. This
helps you to examine the wine better. There
should also be white tablecloth on the table as
well, to help you see the color the wine more
clearly. You should never go by the name of the
wine alone, as it can easily fool you.
You'll also notice the more experienced wine
tastes swirl their wine around in the glass
before they taste it. Although it may look
weird, slightly swirling the wine actually
helps to bring out the flavor. Most wines have
been aging in bottles for long periods of time,
sometimes even years. When the wine is swirled
around in the glass, the swirling will release
the flavors in the wine and bring them out when
the wine is tasted.
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At wine tastings, you'll need to look at the
wine, smell it, then after swirling it around
in the glass - taste it. Smells play an
integral part of the process, as you'll get a
lot more from the wine by smelling it first.
Wine has quite an intriguing aroma, which helps
to bring out the taste that wine is so well
known for. Once you have smelled the wine, you
should allow a few moments to take in the smell
and think about the wine that you are
Last but not least, you'll want to know how
to properly taste the wine. Your tongue has
taste buds in the front and the back, which
helps to detect flavors. Wine is full of
flavors, and how you taste it will make the
biggest impact. When you put the wine in your
mouth, you should always swish it around in
your mouth for a few seconds, and allow the
flavors plenty of time to dance on your palate.
Once your taste buds have started to discover
the wine, you can think about what you are
tasting. After swallowing the wine, the
aftertaste that remains in your mouth should
give you even more of an idea as to the type
and flavor of the wine.
Before you attend a wine tasting, you should
always learn as much as you can about the many
different flavors and varieties of wine. This
way, you'll have a better understanding of what
you should look for in both taste and flavor.
Even though you may be new to wine tasting, you
should never pass up an opportunity to go.
You'll get a great experience in the world of
wine tasting and get to experience wines that
you may have never heard of before.