Wine Tasting


Wine, for many years, has been included in most household kitchens and bars; festivities and celebrations are not complete without a bottle or two of wines being poured. And if you’re among the many who have grown to love the taste of wines, then perhaps you’d love to go wine tasting.

Wine tasting is basically defined as that evaluation of wine’s taste, mouthfeel, color and aroma; it involves a sensory process that aims to assess the quality of wine, maturity, suitability and flavors. Wine tasters also conduct wine tasting events to determine the wine’s structural elements including tannin, acid and alcoholic strength; they should be well-balanced and desirable for wine drinkers. Aside from the process of evaluation, wine tasting also involves the use of several kits such as aroma bottles and blotting strips.

There are many places in the world, especially Europe and the United States, where you can have the best wine tasting experience of your lives. Big and famous wineries mostly offer travel and tour packages for wine enthusiasts like you; hence, you’ll always have the chance to take a sip of that fantastic wine you always dreamed of. Hotels and restaurants also offer wine tasting parties and buffets for most wine enthusiast guests.

Essentials of Wine Tasting

If you’re not just a simple wine lover but are making money from it, it would be advisable that you have extensive knowledge about the different wines available. Most importantly, you must have the essential knowledge on how to determine a great wine; from its taste, aroma and color. That’s the importance of wine tasting to you; you’d be able to get your hand on the best wines available if you know what “the best” wine’s really made of.

Now, to successfully determine the quality of the wine; you must consider several factors such as the serving temperature, the order of tasting and the evaluation. Expert wine tasters consider that wine’s aromas and flavors are easily detected when they’re in their right temperature; probably between 16-18ºC. During the process, wines should be arranged in proper order; from sparkling variants to light whites, then heavy whites to heavy red variants. This will avoid the taster’s twisted assessments as most heavy and sweet wines dominated light variants.

For the evaluation, make sure to take accounts of the wines color, aroma and taste. Regularly, tasting as many wines as possible will also help you achieve fair wine judgment ability.


Source by Kevin Stith