Tips on Tasting Wine

Tasting wine may seem like an intimidating experience, conjuring images of snooty aristocrats swirling the colorful liquid in their Riedel crystal and uttering profound observations. However, drinking, tasting and most importantly enjoying wine need not be such a production. In fact, tasting wine is like any other skill that can be enjoyed on many different levels.

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You may be thinking, "I've tasted wine and it tastes pretty much like, well, wine ." While this is certainly true, a few pointers may help reveal some subtleties that may not be obvious at first inspection. For starters, keep in mind that drinking wine can be more than simply opening your mouth, swallowing a liquid and frolicking in its psychotropic effects. (Although, within reason there's nothing wrong with enjoying wine purely at this level!) Drinking wine is a multi-sensory experience involving sight, smell and taste.

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