Wine Tasting 101 with wine professional April Garrett at Shadow Run Vineyards in Paso Robles California.
See the Wine – When you observe the color (Wikipedia: Tilt the glass and observe the clarity of the wine, is it cloudy, hazy, translucent, clear, or radiant. Riedel does a great job spelling these items out on their website. ( )
Swirl the wine – Hold the glass by the stem and move the glass in small, gentle circles. As the wine moves up the side of the glass and aerates it incorporates oxygen.
Smell the wine – Bring the glass to your nose and smell the bouquet. You can read a good article on this process by visiting wikipedia. (
Savor your wine – Sip the wine and allow it to fall over your taste buds. This will awaken your taste buds and allow you to taste the full body of the wine.
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