The fundamentals of wine tasting

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There’s nothing like being a well-informed wine drinker. The more you know about the drink, the better it gets. And, with the city hosting quite a few wine tasting events, these tips are sure to come in handy and won’t leave you high and dry.

It’s a learning experience

Most of us are not aware of a lot of things when it comes to wine. So, do not be awkward and engage in conversations and get your doubts clarified.

The light to dark rule

Do not start your wine tasting tour with any wine. For beginners, you can start with something light and slowly try wines that are darker in colour or old because they will be stronger.

Swirl and smell it

Before taking a sip, gently swirl the wine and smell it. This will give you the background information of the wine you are drinking. Its aroma can reveal whether the wine was made in a barrel or if it’s a varietal wine or a corked wine.

Evaluate the wine

You may also want to check the colour of the wine, which can give you a rough idea about how old the wine is. It is said that the darker the wine, the older and stronger it is. Though there can be a few exceptions. Also, when you sip your wine, let it sit in your mouth for a few seconds, so you can savour its flavour.