Tasting a Wine

Most of us like wine and enjoy it. But sometimes we get intimidate by a person who looks to have more knowledge in wine, the one that swirl his glass, smell the wine and in a laud voice let us know what he found in the wine. Many times we try and try to find the same aromas and just nothing to report back.
Next time that you are in front a glass of wine you can do a deductive tasting.
Sight: Look at the wine. Turn your glass 45 degrees to look the color. It is clear, project the light, how dark is. Check the “wine legs”. What are the legs? The legs are the alcohol or presence of residual sugar in the wine. How to find the wine legs? When you have your glass of wine swirl the glass and look how the threads of wine run in the glass. Thin and fast threads (legs) low alcohol content on the wine and few or none residual sugar. Thick and slow threads mean higher alcohol or residual sugar.
Smell or nose of the wine: Try to find the aromas of Fruit, Earth or Wood. Like peach, apple, lemon, tangerine, berry, cherry, oak, cinnamon, wet leaves, chalk and so on. If you are a person who cook or spend time outdoors you can find those aromas on a wine. Just pay more attention to your surrounding to develop an olfactory and taste memory.
Palate (taste): Sip your wine. Move the wine around your mouth to find the acidity, fruit, earth and wood. Find the Tannin which is the bitterness on the wine. How your body reacts to the alcohol (heat in the nose, throat and chest)
A long finish of the wine in your mouth means a good wine. The complexity of the wine is the number of aromas and flavors in the wine and how they interact.
What will you drink with your dinner? Let me know what you drink and what your experience with your wine was.


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