Wine Tasting

With the increased interest of the general population in trying out new cuisines and food from across the world, the field of making and tasting wine both have now reached great levels of unexpected glory. That being said, there are many individuals who wish to know more about the same. Here are a few basic things about wine that every enthusiast should not miss.


How it is made

As a standard process, most wine is made with specific grapes, also called wine grapes which are smaller and sweeter. Wine in itself is simply an alcoholic beverage derived from the fermentation of any fruit, most commonly grapes. Generally, wine is used to refer to as grape wine.

The process of winemaking consists of 5 main processes, which are harvesting, crushing, fermentation, clarification, aging, and bottling. Apart from these general processes, there are many other specific and exclusive techniques and tricks which are specific to particular ethnicities or geographical regions.


Understanding the taste

Unlike every other foodstuff, tasting wine is something very different and exquisite. Wine tasting is an analytical process where you study the wine through the senses of sight, smell, taste, and touch. The ultimate goal is to examine the appearance, aroma, flavors, and textures present within.  Here are the basic steps to keep in mind while you taste wine.

 1. Ideally, use a wine glass with a bowl that can hold at least 1.5 ounces.

2. After taking short breaths through your nose, breathe out through your mouth. This helps you capture the highest amount of aroma.

3. With the first sip of wine, you will have to pay a huge amount of attention. This is because your tastebuds are at high acuity here and will give you a major chunk of the info.

4. Also, keep in mind to spit rather than swallow. This can help you keep your senses sharp.


Key adjectives to describe the taste of wine

With every good wine consumed, there is often an elaborate story that is explained in terms of flavor and sensation. You would have experienced this whenever you drink a great Bordeaux wine or any other good one, for that matter. Here are a few general adjectives in terms of which you can describe the taste and feel you get with your drink.

1. Sweetness, which is self-explanatory.

2. Acidity is what makes the wine crisp. A lower level of this makes your wine taste fat. Mainly associated with white wines.

3. Tannin is an important part of red wines. It is astringent and bitter.

4. The body is the overall weight and viscosity of the wine.

5. Flavors.



To wrap things up, it can be safely said that the world of wine is a pretty interesting one. Most of these custom constituted, and fermented wines are very unique and have huge margins of variation across the globe. This is one of the main reasons for the prevalence of such a vast range of wines for us to taste. Make sure to experience as many of these as you can with your trips and vacations.