Wine tasting is the savoury sensory inspection and appraisal of wine. Wine is a form of alcohol derived from fermenting grapes. There are various kinds of wine and here are a few tips on wine tasting to help you differentiate between different kinds of wine.
Appearance and colour, you learn about the ingredients in the wine from the bottle and label on it. Other than this you also can differentiate between wine by looking at the colour.
Wine tasters usually smell the wine before sipping on it. They do so as there's a lot you learn about the wine from its smell. The aroma can be divided into three categories: primary aroma includes herbs and fruits; secondary aroma include smell from yeast derivatives found in white wine; and the final aroma comes from the wine aging in the bottle.
The tongue detects all kinds of tastes. Wine is sour as grapes are citric fruits but some have a particularly bitter taste. Other wines that taste sweet are usually mixed with additives to take away the bitterness and dryness.
Finally, what did you think about the wine? Is it too tannic, acidic, sweet, bitter, alcoholic? Did you like the wine? You need to ask yourself these questions to assess what your experience was with the wine.
So to learn more about wine tasting and if you wish to have a fun and great experience do check out Swan Valley Wine Tours.