The Art Of Wine
NO ADSENSE ACCOUNT SELECTED FOR
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
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.
NO ADSENSE ACCOUNT SELECTED FOR
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 wine gets better
with age, while white whines get more stale
Next, is the smell of the wine, which you
should do in two steps. You should start with a
brief smell to get a general idea of the wine,
then take a deep, long smell. This deeper smell
should allow you take the flavor of the wine
in. The more experienced wine tasters prefer to
sit back a bit and think about the smell before
they actually taste the wine.
Last but not least, is to taste the wine. To
properly taste the wine, you should first take
a sip, swish it around in your mouth, and then
swallow. Once you swish the wine around in your
mouth, you'll bring out the rich and bold
flavors of the wine. After swallowing, you'll
be able to distinguish the after taste of the
wine, and the overall flavor.
Once you have looked at the wine, smelled
it, and finally tasted it, you'll be able to
evaluate the wine from a taster's standpoint.
This is the easiest way to determine the
quality of the wine, and whether or not it has
been properly stored and aged. As with all
things in life - the more you taste wine - the
better you will get at distinguishing the