Five Simple Steps to Tasting Wine

Wine tasting is the process of analyzing wines in your glass through the senses of vision, smell, taste, and touch. You can taste blind wine (where you don't know what wine is), or not blind. The aim is the same: to check the appearance of wine, aroma, taste, and texture to understand how and where it is made, and the quality.

You can consider the wine sommelier study to become a wine tasting expert. Here are some good suggestions for wine tasting during your middle Virginia wine tour.

1. Look

The first step is to hold the glass with the stem and look through the wine with a white background to appreciate the actual color. Wine must be bright and clear, not run away or cloudy. White Wines range from color from almost clear to golden yellow. 

2. Swirl

To get a full aroma of wine, fill a big wine glass a third of the full road, and confuse the wine on a glass. It releases aromatics.

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3. Smell

Inhale deeply through your nose and try to identify what you are kissing. Do you smell fruit or spices? You might find a clue smell that is familiar including wood, tobacco, orange, apples, chocolate, plum, pineapple, flower, or raspberry. While pondering the smell, see the wine and notice whether it is thick or thin, bright or soft, clear or blurred. 

4. Taste

After sipping, roll the wine in your mouth to reach all your tastes. Then, breathe air through your lips to release the aroma. If the wine makes you criticized, it might be small (high in acid) or tannic (dry like banana skin and tea leaves). If it feels hot and burning a little, it may have high alcohol content. 

5. It's hard

This might make you a little uncomfortable at first, but if you taste some wine during the event, it is very important to spit. Spit allows you to experience wine without dangerous adoring too much alcohol. If you just try a few, continue and swallow. Wine attached to your mouth and throat after you spit is a long sign and a good body.