The Art Of Wine Tasting
Even though many just assume that wine tasting is sipping, swishing, and swallowing - many are
amazed to find that it’s actually a bit more. Wine tasting is more of an art, an art that is used to
distinguish the taste of fine wines. Wine can be a tasty and refreshing drink - if the bottle was stored
correctly and aged properly.
Wine tasting begins with the swishing. The reason why wine tasters swish the wine around in their
mouths is to get the taste. Both the front and the back areas of the tongue contain taste buds,
although neither one has any distinct sensation in taste. Taste buds can detect food and liquid that
is bitter, salty or sweet, without a problem. To get the proper taste from wine however, you need to
swish it around in your mouth and allow your taste buds and sense of smell to bring out the unique
and fine flavors in the wine.
When you have a cold however, the wine can taste very different. When tasting your wine, your
sense of smell has a major impact on the taste. What many fail to realize, is that over 75% of our
taste is due to our sense of smell. When we have a cold, our sense of smell is affected. Therefore,
when eating or tasting wine with a cold, the taste will appear different. Wine tasters all over the
world will tell you that tasting wine is more about a sense of smell than the actual taste buds.
The art of wine tasting is indeed an art. Wine tasters do however, follow some general guidelines
and rules that judge how great a wine is. These techniques can help you bring the most out of your
wine, providing you follow them and know how to bring out the taste.
The first thing to do with wine is to look. With wine, you can tell quite a bit about it by looking at it.
You should always start by pouring the wine into a clear glass, then taking a few minutes to look at
the color. As far as the color goes, white whines aren’t white, but actually yellow, green, or brown.
Red wines on the other hand are normally a pale red or dark brown color. Red w