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Proper Wine Tasting

If you want to join an elite wine connoisseur club or simply want to learn how to taste the difference between two different bottles of Merlot, here are some tips on the proper method to tasting wine. Wine tasting involves several different senses.

Here's how:

  • Color and Clarity
    The first step to tasting a new wine is to use your eyes. Poor wine into your wine class and open your eyes. Take a look at the wine and it's color. If you move or tilt the glass back and forth concentrating on the color from the middle of the glass to the rim. Observe the color and determine if it's dark red, maroon, more purple, rusty, brownish, etc. If it's a white wine you'll see variations of white, golden, light yellow, clear and more. Also determine how opaque the wine is. Can you see through the wine? Is it more translucent or opaque, cloudy, clear, etc.? Experts also look for particles in the wine or sediment. If you tilt and swirl the wine in the glass you might also see tinges of orange or darker aspects of a white wine - due to age.
  • Smell
    The 2nd step involves yet again another aspect of your face but not your mouth. Swirling your wine in your glass again take a quick sniff and pull your head up for a first impression of the wine. What did you smell? Did you like it? Next you'll go in for a much longer and deeper smell of the wine. Place your nose farther into the glass to inhale the wine fumes. What did you smell this time? Many people look for scents of citrus, oak, berry, and more. A wine's smell will eventually help you determine the quality of a wine and if you'll like it before it even hits a single taste bud.
  • Taste
    Finally it's taste time but slow down and take a moment to properly taste your wine. Experts suggest you take a small sip and allow it to linger and roll around in your mouth to help determine the different flavors. Experienced wine tasters will go further and introduce air into their mouths to help bring out additional flavors and aromas. You might not want to do this on your first try but simply tilt your head forward, purse your lips like you're going to whistle and breathe in through your mouth, exhale through your nose. Eventually you'll teach yourself to look for the wines balance of acid, alcohol and tannin. Ideally, one will not over power the other and you'll have a sense of balance. Too much acid can cause an unpleasant tartness and too little may mean bring a flat taste. Too much alcohol may come off as too sweet, and biting when swallowed. An overabundance of tannins can make your mouth pucker.
  • Record the Name
    If you plan on making wine tasting a hobby, record on paper or on a cell phone the name of the wine as well as your impressions. If you, several years later, come back to that same wine you may notice that age has improved the taste - comparing over time can be a lot of fun.

Wine calendar: Flight's natural-wine event, wine expo at Pro Football Hall of Fame, tequila tasting, more

Cost is $115. It's at 5800 Detroit Ave., Cleveland. Wednesday, April 17: North Coast Wine Club will feature Sangiovese for its monthly tasting 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $20. The event is open to members and ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:19:00 GMT



Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants and Ruth's Chris Steak House Partner on Unprecedented Wine Club Dinner Experience

CHICAGO, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a lifestyle brand centered around food and wine, is partnering with Ruth's Chris Steak House to create an exclusive insider ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:34:00 GMT



Sonoma's Small Vines Makes Wine The Old-Fashioned Way And Sells It Without A Large Marketing Budget

and our wine club. The majority of our wine is shipped right to their door. Twenty-five percent of our wines are allocated to distribution in a very limited way. We carefully select placement of our ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:19:00 GMT



Wine and Beer Tasting With Silent Auction Scheduled

OSWEGO, NY - The Oswego Lions Club will hold its 21st annual Wine and Beer tasting with silent auction March 29 at the American Foundry in Oswego. The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., with ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Mar 2019 04:08:00 GMT



BJ's Wholesale Club's Wellsley Farms joins the wine club

Shoppers can now pick up a bottle of wine from BJ's Wholesale Club's Wellsley Farms line. The Westborough, Mass.-based retailer announced the release of five wines from its brand, with prices ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:39:00 GMT



Women-owned wine business big on small wineries

"I was working with three Master Sommeliers at the Cypress Club, and they did wine classes and spirits classes," she says. From left, Sybil Ajay Sanford, Chloe Downing and Elizabeth Corsini of ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:02:00 GMT



Wally's Wine & Spirits

No stock problems. Responds to emails within 3 business days. No minimum order. Prices listed do not include sales tax. See details for California state tax rates. Retail, Wholesale, Wine Club, ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:53:00 GMT



Ten Broeck Mansion bringing back wine club

Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany, home to one of the oldest wine cellars in America, is has announced dates for the second year of its wine club. Set to meet quarterly, the club will gather in the ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Mar 2019 12:09:00 GMT



Plainfield Musician to Receive Rotary Club Award at Annual Wine Tasting Dinner

Plainfield, NJ - The Rotary Club of the Plainfields has announced that Plainfield resident Victoria Griswold, former owner of the Plainfield Music Store, will receive the 2019 Service Above Self Award ...

Published:  Tue, 05 Mar 2019 20:09:00 GMT



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