Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wine tasting

Adopting a few wine tasting principles will allow you to enjoy wine more especially wines from the central region of Ital with its abundance of DOC spumante, DOCQ & DOC, reds, white and rose’. Tasting the wine in the right glass, at the right temperature and noting the characteristics will enhance your pleasure.

Wine Tasting

You know each wine has its own personality. So it stands to reason that every wine deserves a glass that enhances its particular characteristics. Typically, a glass of wine must have these characteristics:
  •  A smooth glass will allow for a correct view of the tracks that wine leaves in the arches of glycerol 
  •  A thin and colourless glass will you to observe every nuance of the taste
  •  A chalice type glass wider at the bottom will allow the aroma of the wine to escape upwards
  •  A long stem will allow freedom and scent from the
  •  A crystal glass is best for wine tasting

 Types of Glass for Wine tasting

1. Flute type for all Spumante except those sweet sparkling types
2. Chalice type for sweet sparkling
3. tulip-shaped type for white wines fresh
4. Goblet type – for important fresh white wine s
5. Ballon type for important reds
6. Little broad Chalice for young reds
7. Larger Chalice type for red aged of medium body
8. Small glass types for dessert wines and fortified wines

Before Tasting the Wine

The temperature of the glass must be the same wine. Those for the sparkling wine should be strictly cold and between 5 to 7 degrees. Red wine demands to be tasted at ambient temperatures from 16 to 20 degrees. On the other hand white wine demands a cool temperature of around 6 to 8 degrees. Chilling the wine glass adds to the tasting experience. It is advisable to open red wines half an hour before tasting and for longer period for heavier and full bodied wine.

Tips for Wine tasting

 Do not use detergent for hand washing or automatic dish washing wine glasses. Use very hot water and let them dry naturally. Before you taste the wine do the following. Pour a little wine into the glass, swirl the wine around the walls of the glass and empty. Refill the glass with a full taste of wine. All this is to eliminate unpleasant odours and dust from the glass.

 More Wine and Sparkling Wine Tasting Tips

 Follow these simple steps to enjoy a useful wine tasting experience:
1. The Look of the Wine - use a suitable glass and check the colour and clarity. Tilt the glass away from you from the rim to the centre.
2. Deeper Look of the Wine - Look at the wine's opacity: is it watery or dark, translucent or opaque, dull or brilliant, cloudy or clear
3. Bouquet - swirl your glass for ten seconds and then take a quick whiff to gain a first impression.
4. Deeper sniff - now stick your nose down into the glass and take a deep inhale through your nose.
5. Taste -start with a small sip and let it roll around your mouth. There are three stages of taste: the Attack phase, (alcohol content,, tannin, acidity and residual sugar) the Evolution phase (the actual taste of the wine) and the Finish (or how long does the taste linger on your palate).
6. Record your impressions immediately.
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