Wine tasting is the practice of assessing and appreciating the qualities of wine. It involves using the senses of sight, smell, and taste to evaluate various aspects of the wine, such as its appearance, aroma, flavour, and overall quality. Some key aspects to consider when wine tasting include:1. Sight: Examine the wine's colour and clarity. The depth of colour, intensity, and any variations can provide insights into the wine's age and grape variety.2. Smell: The aroma of the wine is crucial in understanding its complexity and character. Ever wonder why you see people swirling wine in their glass? This practice releases its aromas making it easier to pick up on the wine’s scents. These might include fruity, floral, herbal, or oaky notes.3. Taste: This involves assessing the wine's flavours, balance, structure, and finish. The wine is sipped, allowing it to coat the entire palate. You are then looking to discern the wine's primary flavours, acidity, sweetness, tannins (in red wines), and the overall impression it leaves.4. Mouthfeel: This characteristic refers to the tactile sensations the wine leaves in your mouth. It includes factors like the body (light, medium, or full), the smoothness or astringency of tannins, and the level of alcohol.5. Finish: The finish is the lingering taste and sensations you get after swallowing the wine. A long and pleasant finish is often associated with higher-quality wines.If you need some inspiration, here
are some questions you can ask at your next wine tasting experience.