The Basic Wine Tasting How Tos

Are you beginning to show an interest in wine? If you are interested in Temecula wine tasting tours, than it’s safe to say that you are also interested in wine tasting. However, if you have never experienced a tasting before, than it’s important that you slow down and play close attention to your sense of sight, smell and most importantly, your sense of taste. To help you get started on your wine tasting, we’ve compiled a few simple tips on how to do a wine tasting.

Wine Tasting Made Easy

1. When holding your wine glass, be sure to hold it by its stem. When you hold a wine glass around the bowl, it will cause the wine to warm quickly due to the heat of your hand.

2. During each individual wine tasting, only about an inch or less will be poured into your glass at any time. Tastings should always begin with the lightest first. After each tasting, move on to a darker, heavier wine.

3. Before you take a sip, examine the wine’s color and clarity. Try tilting the glass away from you so you can examine the wines color from the rim edges to the middle of the glass. Sometimes placing a white napkin, tablecloth or paper can help you better examine your wine.

4. While you are still taking a moment to inspect your wine, take a second to inspect your wine’s opacity.

5. The next thing on the list to do is to smell your wine. Begin by swirling your glass for approximately 10 to 15 seconds and follow by taking a quick sniff of your wine to get your first impression. Next, place your nose into the glass and inhale deeply through your nose. Take note of the new individual scents you can gather from the wine’s aroma. Swirl once more to mix the aromas and inhale once more.

6. Enjoy your first small taste. Don’t swallow the wine just yet. Let it first swirl around your mouth. Take note of the wine’s alcohol content, tannin levels, acidity and residual sugar. Take note of how long the flavor lingers after you have swallowed. What did you enjoy and dislike about the wine.

7. Never feel pressured to consume all of your wine. Just take what you have left over and discard the wine into the discard bucket when you are finished.

8. If water is available, rinse your glass to help keep the palate clean.

The next time you are visiting Temecula’s gorgeous wine country, be sure to line up a series of Temecula winery tours. At each of these Temecula wine country tours, you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy a delicious wine tasting. Ponte Winery is home to a beautiful tasting room where you’ll not only enjoy wine, but will have an opportunity to learn more about wine. Get in touch with Ponte Winery for Temecula wine country tours.

Are beginning to show an interest in wine? If you are interested in Temecula wine tasting tours, than it’s safe to say that you are also interested in wine tasting. However, if you have never experienced a tasting before, than it’s important that you slow down and play close attention to your sense of sight, smell and most importantly, your sense of taste. To help you get started on your wine tasting, we’ve compiled a few simple tips on how to do a wine tasting.

Wine Tasting Made Easy

— When holding your wine glass, be sure to hold it by its stem. When you hold a wine glass around the bowl, it will cause the wine to warm quickly due to the heat of your hand.
— During each individual wine tasting, only about an inch or less will be poured into your glass at any time. Tastings should always begin with the lightest first. After each tasting, move on to a darker, heavier wine.
— Before you take a sip, examine the wine’s color and clarity. Try tilting the glass away from you so you can examine the wines color from the rim edges to the middle of the glass. Sometimes placing a white napkin, tablecloth or paper can help you better examine your wine.
— While you are still taking a moment to inspect your wine, take a second to inspect your wine’s opacity.
— The next thing on the list to do is to smell your wine. Begin by swirling your glass for approximately 10 to 15 seconds and follow by taking a quick sniff of your wine to get your first impression. Next, place your nose into the glass and inhale deeply through your nose. Take note of the new individual scents you can gather from the wine’s aroma. Swirl once more to mix the aromas and inhale once more.
— Enjoy your first small taste. Don’t swallow the wine just yet. Let it first swirl around your mouth. Take note of the wine’s alcohol content, tannin levels, acidity and residual sugar. Take note of how long the flavor lingers after you have swallowed. What did you enjoy and dislike about the wine.
— Never feel pressured to consume all of your wine. Just take what you have left over and discard the wine into the discard bucket when you are finished.
— If water is available, rinse your glass to help keep the palate clean.

The next time you are visiting Temecula’s gorgeous wine country, be sure to line up a series of Temecula winery tours. At each of these Temecula wine country tours, you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy a delicious wine tasting. Ponte Winery is home to a beautiful tasting room where you’ll not only enjoy wine, but will have an opportunity to learn more about wine. Get in touch with Ponte Winery for winery tour.

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