It can be hard to know what to do when you are tasting wine. Some people gulp the whole thing down with an embarrassed look. Others pretend to be connoisseurs and sniff or swill the wine around. But what are you actually looking for? If you are just a consumer, possibly taking part in a day of tasting wines as a treat, you do not need to act like an expert. You can relax a little if you just follow a few of these guidelines which will tell you how to taste wine correctly.
Enjoy the Smell (Bouquet)
The smell of wine is called its bouquet. You may have seen plenty of people putting their noses into their glasses at wine tasting sessions. This is to try and assess the smell of the wine. You can tell something about how it tastes from this smell. You can also get an important first impression. It is something to try first of all before you get a taste, and makes the experience more full. Engaging as many of your senses as possible makes it more enjoyable. Do not feel as though you must rush to drink the wine. Savour the experience!
Try the Taste, Sip by Sip
Next it is time to actually get to the tasting part of Veneto winery tours! Take a small sip from your glass and taste it on your tongue. This is the best way to get acquainted with the taste of the wine. Taking a big gulp and swallowing it all right away will leave you missing out on the most subtle flavours. Instead, just let the taste dance on your tongue, and then pause a moment to enjoy the aftertaste as well. This will give you the best indication of whether the wine is a good one or not. You can then finish off the glass if you have enjoyed the taste. If not, you can put it to one side.
Have a Good Time
Here’s one the experts most likely leave off their list. Remember to have a good time! Not all areas of life have to be serious. If you are not a professional wine taster or expert, then what does it matter if you do not follow the precise steps for proper wine tasting? Just enjoy the taste of the wine, have a good day, and at the end of it, maybe buy some bottles to take back home with you. The experience is all about having fun and loving wine.