The Basics of Wine Tasting

By American Wine Appassionata August 15, 2016

The Basics of Wine Tasting

To fully appreciate the complexity of wine, use your senses:

sight, smell and taste.

Use the five "S" guideline for tasting:

see, swirl, sniff, sip and savor.

See, and note the color and clarity of the wine.

Swirl, the wine in the glass to release the distinctive scent of the grape variety expressed in it.

Sniff, by bringing the wine glass close to your nose and smell it. The nose makes thousands of discriminations.

Sip, by sipping a small amount and hold the wine in your mouth. Gently draw air through your teeth to direct aromas to the nasal
passages.
Note any tartness or sweetness. Four sensations - sweet, sour, bitterness and salt - are all perceived through taste.
Temperature, tannins (astringency) and the effervescence (bubbles) of sparkling wines are also experienced through the sense
of touch in the mouth.


Savor, and enjoy.

 




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