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A Begginer's Guide to Wine Tasting

Wine tasting can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit intimidating for wine beginners. After all, how can you tell if a wine is good or not? And what should you even be looking for? The good news is that wine tasting is more accessible than you might think. With a little practice, anyone can learn to enjoy wine and develop a discerning palate.

Why try wine tasting?

So why try wine tasting? For one, it's a great way to discover new wines that you might not otherwise have tried. Tasting wine is also an excellent way to learn about different wine regions and styles. And of course, it's simply enjoyable to spend time with friends or family, sipping on some delicious wine. Whether you're a wine expert or a total beginner, wine tasting is definitely worth a try.

Who Tastes Wine?

Wine tasting is an art form. The king of wine tasters, sommeliers have a sense for not just what flavors are in the glass but also how they come together and why certain glasses or bottles pair better than others do on any particular evening - all based on memory alone!

This may seem like something only experts can get behind with years upon experience doing nothing else except analyzing wines... But now there's an app that will let anyone who drinks alcohol take part in this fascinating hobby by identifying different types simply through swiping left-to-right across their device’s screen. 

Evaluating Wines 

How can you tell if a wine is good? It's not as hard to assess the quality of an alcoholic beverage, but it does take some practice. You'll want your senses heavily relied on for this one - sight (what do I see?), sound(how does its bouquet make me feel?) and finally touch our temperature: by mentally evaluating each attribute while drinking from cork-yeezys between tastes we should get used to identifying wines with high amounts these days because they will have more character than ones produced decades ago when grapes weren't grown nearly everywhere around. 

Wine tasting can be intimidating to walk into a wine shop and try to purchase a bottle. The process of wine tasting can be just as confusing. The first step is to take a look at the wine. Observe its color and clarity. Is the wine clear, or is it cloudy?

 The next step is to give the wine a swirl. This helps to release the wine's aromas. After you've given the wine a good swirl, stick your nose in the glass and take a sniff. Make sure that you do not inhale too deeply, as this can overwhelm your senses. 


Now it's time to take a sip of the wine. First, let the wine sit on your tongue for a moment before you swallow. This will give you a chance to taste all of the wine's flavors. pay attention to how the wine feels in your mouth. Is it smooth or harsh? Thick or thin? Now that you've taken a moment to really taste the wine, you can swallow it and move on to the next sip. 

Some Wine that is best for beginners: 

  1. Morgan’s Bay Chardonnay 750ml 
  2. De Bortoli Vivo Sauvignon Blanc 750ml
  3. Oyster Bay Pinot Gris 750ml 
  4. Jacob’s Creek Cabernet Merlot 750ml
  5. McGuigan Single Batch Project Shiraz 750ml
  6. Morgan’s Bay Shiraz Cabernet 750ml 
  7. Nepenthe Altitude Pinot Noir Rose 750ml 
  8. Les Peyrautins Pinot Noir 750ml

As you continue tasting wines, you'll develop a better understanding of what you like and don't like. Once you've got a handle on that, choosing a wine will be much easier. Until then, happy tasting!

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