Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Learn How to Taste Wine & Develop Your Palate

Learn How to Taste Wine & Develop Your Palate



July 9, 2014 Blog » Learn About Wine » Learn How to Taste Wine & Develop Your Palate


Learn how to taste wine with 4 basic steps. The following wine tasting tips are practiced by sommeliers to refine their palates and sharpen their ability to recall wines. Even though this method is used by pro’s, it’s actually quite simple to understand and can help anyone to improve their wine palate.
We’ve written on this topic before, but wanted to offer up additional detailed facts and wine tasting tips that will improve your understanding far beyond the basics. Anyone can taste wine, all you need is a glass of wine and your brain.
How to Taste Wine

How to Taste Wine

1. Look

Check out the color, opacity and viscosity (wine legs). You don’t really need to spend more than 5 seconds on this step.

2. Smell

Pick out at least 2 flavors and take your time identifying them. There are 3 types of wine aromas:
  • Primary Aromas come from grapes and include fruit, herb and flower notes
  • Secondary Aromas come from fermentation and yeast aromas.
  • Tertiary Bouquets come from aging, oxidation and oak such as baking spices, nutty aromas and vanilla.

3. Taste

Two elements make up taste: flavor and structure.
  • Flavors such as lemon, raspberry or coconut.
  • Structure such as the level of sweetness, body, alcohol, acidity, and tannin.
  • Profile The taste of wine is also time-based, there is a beginning, middle (mid-palate) and end (finish).

4. Conclude

Did the wine taste balanced or out of balance? Did you like the wine? Was this wine unique or unmemorable? Were there any characteristics that shined through and impressed you?
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