This is more intended to people that are relatively new to wine, but I think if you are already a wine connoisseur, you will still learn a little something, as I will try cover why each step is important with some details. In course number 2, I will cover why it’s important to take time to taste wine properly, so stay tuned for this, coming out tomorrow.
Essentially, for tasting and appreciating wine, we try to use as many of our sense as possible. We use them all in fact, except for hearing. There is not a lot you can do with wine about hearing, or perhaps play your favorite tune as you’re tasting!
So, the first phase to tasting wine properly, is to spend a little bit of time looking at it…
Part 3: The Taste
Here you want to be focused on the sensations the wine gives you on the palate.
You want to take a small sip at first. Not too small so you can actually taste the wine, but not too big either or you won’t be able to chew on it and keep it in your mouth very long, it’ll be too overwhelming.
Take a small sip, and get some air through it, so the aromas are dissolved and reach your nose from the back of your palate and you can smell the aromas better. The wine warms up on your palate and then reveals all its subtleties.
So you can do like this (aerate wine) or some people really prefer to chew on it.
Just remember to always focus and pay attention to all the sensations the wine gives you.
I made a video about the 3d dimension to wine tasting that goes a little bit deeper into this topic. I will ink to it at the end of the video.
And that’s it really. Just remember to take your time to appreciate, and more importantly, trust yourself and your own sensations while tasting.
No one’s right or wrong here. What’s important if what YOU fee.
I hope you enjoyed this video. Stay tuned and subscribe for learning more about wine.
And I will see you soon in the world of wine…
Watch the Presentation Video of Julien’s 3.5 Minute Wine School: https://youtu.be/mW-rKpCV0-8