It’s time to become a connoisseur of all things vino. We’ll be taking a look at the basics of wine tasting and smell, so pour yourself a glass and let’s get started!
The Nose Knows!
When it comes to tasting wine, your nose is just as important as your taste buds. The aroma of the wine can often tell you more about its unique characteristics than simply taking a sip. You can experience the full range of aromas in a wine by swirling it in your glass, which helps to release the compounds that give off those sweet smells. For example, if you swirl a Cabernet Sauvignon, you may detect notes of black currant, cedar, and cigar box.
Take Your Time
As with most things in life, patience is key when it comes to wine tasting and smell. Take your time when smelling each variety so that you can really get the full experience. When inhaling the aroma of the wine, think about what you’re picking up on – is it fruity or earthy? Does it remind you of anything specific? Jot down any thoughts that come to mind; this will help you compare notes later on.
SHOP OUR TASTING EXPERIENCES
Another great way to learn about different wines is by doing taste tests! Gather some friends together for an evening – each person should bring two or three bottles from different varietals or regions – then sample each one and compare notes. This not only allows you to learn more about different types of wines; it’s also a fun way to spend an evening with friends!
Whether you’re just getting into wine tasting or have been drinking for years, understanding how smell plays an integral role in appreciating vino is essential for every oenophile. To truly understand what makes each bottle unique, take your time while sniffing out its fragrances – it’s an enjoyable and educational experience that will have even novice tasters appreciating all the nuances of their favorite wines! So grab some bottles from different regions around the world, invite some friends over for a taste test (or two!), and see where your nose takes you! Cheers!