Becoming a tasting wine expert is not hard as you think. What is needed, apart from the sheer enthusiasm, is a combination of skills some straight forward wine. These are available in the ability form to provide and decipher precise tasting notes, fully understand wine labels. By doing this, you will at least come to know about the wine producing countries in the world.
Some pointers to consider
- Read wine labels of relearning on the wines themselves.
- Talk to store personnel or other customers for its opinion.
- Is the high level of alcohol for the wine in question, or would prefer a little more?
- Find out if the weather was good or bad for the harvest – this makes a big difference in overall quality.
A great way on the road to being a wine connoisseur is to join a wine club. Most wine clubs holding regular wine tasting and show a variety of different wines in each sampling event. The benefit here is that you will be instructed in the tasting of experts and fellow enthusiasts will be able to offer valuable advice. More significantly, you will start to become familiar with all the popular wine adjectives as well as phrases, which are so in use, as “delicate style with notes of currants on the nose” or “red ripe fruit with flavors of black currant”.
Before tasting a wine, check the color, this will enable you to assess their age (the darker the wine, the older it is). If it’s too dark in color then beware that this could mean that some oxidation may have occurred, which is not a good thing. The second sentence should be referred to the clarity of the wine should be clear and bright or otherwise would mean that there is a wine yeast resulting in instability. The flavor, taste or not, it would be obvious even to untrained nose.
After the visual controls on wine tasting then comes the real. As you smell the wine, the glass is slightly turned around to promote the release of aroma or bouquet of wine, now is that it can detect subtle nuances, like the delicate nature or the entire body of the wine and the sweetness or acidity. The final part is the tasting itself. After doing a visual inspection and then smelled the wine we have a good idea of what to expect when the touches of wine from our mouth. The first test of character is usually followed by a dry bitter sweetness later.