Take a deep breath and let it all hang out with your wine tasting technique. Before you take the first sip, imagine that there are three things in front of you: an open bottle (or glass), some food to match what’s on tap for today’s dinner menu at home or whatever else comes into mind while waiting tables during off hours; then finally someone who wants their opinion about this particular selection but doesn’t know anything other than how well balanced/warmer/- sharper etc., which will help narrow down choices if need be before making any final decisions
Fruit: Wine is a beverage that can be made from fermented grape juice, and it tastes like various fruits. It also evoke vegetables, flowers spices or anything else in your sensory memory depending on how much you have tasted! The more wine you taste, the easier it is to make these associations.
Dry: Dry wines can be found all over the world, but they’re most popular in Italy where people enjoy them for their sweet taste. Dry red or white makes a perfect pairing with food that doesn’t have much flavor – think meats and vegetables alike!.
Acidity: That tingle on and around the sides of your tongue is called acidity. Tasters use the words “crisp,” “tangy” and “racy” to refer to wines with pronounced acidity.
Tannin: Tannins are the dryness that comes from drinking red wine. People tend to have different levels of appreciation for tannin, with some preferring more and others not so much- but what does it all mean? Tasters use terms such as puckering or astringent when describing highly textured wines; these describe how bitter they taste on your tongue!
Oak: When wine is fermented or aged in oak barrels it can take on hints of vanilla, smoke and tobacco. A tip off that the bottle might be influenced by this flavor? You’ll notice “barrel-aging” mentioned somewhere on its label!
Alcohol: The smell of alcohol can be detected when the wine tastes or smells “hot.” This is a subtler version to what you might feel in your mouth after taking hot sips from an older bottle that has been left out for too long..
Body: The weight or how heavy wine feels in your mouth is the basis of the wine’s body. You can think of light-bodied wine as roughly equivalent to water, medium-bodied wine to skim milk and full-bodied wine to a rich mouth-filling glass of whole milk