Tasting wine is an art and a science at the same time. It is important to know how to taste wine correctly to fully appreciate its aromas and flavors. In this wine cellar, we want to help you understand how to taste wine and get the most out of each bottle.
Let’s start with the tasting.
Before tasting, it is important to observe the color of the wine. A young red wine will have a more intense and vivid color, while an old red wine will have a darker and more opaque color. Next, smell the wine. Inhale deeply and try to identify the aromas. White wines tend to have floral and citrus aromas, while red wines tend to have red and black fruit aromas.
Now it is time to taste the wine.
Take a small amount and move it around in your mouth, allowing the wine to come into contact with all areas of your mouth. Pay attention to the flavor, acidity and tannins. The acidity is what gives the wine freshness, while the tannins are what give the “bitter” feeling and help to balance the wine.
Another important thing to consider is the pairing of wines with food. Each type of wine has its own characteristics and harmonizes better with certain types of dishes. For example, a robust red wine goes better with red meats, while a fresh white wine goes better with seafood.
Finally, it is important to mention the importance of storing wine correctly. Most wines should be stored horizontally, keeping the cork moist, to prevent air from entering the bottle and altering the flavor of the wine. Some wines also need to be stored in specific temperature and humidity conditions.
In summary, tasting wine is an amazing experience, which can be even more enjoyable if you know how to do it correctly. We hope that we have helped you to clarify your doubts and have given you some valuable tips to make the most of every bottle of wine.