Many find wine tasting intimidating and is exclusively for the rich and famous. This is certainly far from the truth. In fact, it is a great way to mingle and socialise while learning to appreciate fine wines.
To individual preference – there is no right or wrong to it. And practice makes perfect.
But what should you really do if you’re really new to wine tasting?
Firstly, hold the wine glass by the stem so that you do not warm the wine up with your body temperature. As you hold up the glass to the light, note the colour of the wine, e.g. dark and rich.
Give the glass a quick swirl and take a sniff of the wine. You will learn to identify the many distinct aromas and flavours.
Lastly, take a sip of the wine and swirl it around your mouth briefly before you swallow.
In time, you will discover the difference in body, fruit, acidity, tannin and texture in every wine.