You can be tempted to sip and swallow wine immediately you come into contact with it, but you can find it exciting if you take some time to understand it before you take it down your throat.Unlike with water, you will enjoy the beverage to the fullest by engaging all your five senses.What is key to right wine tasting is your five senses, which will give you an understanding of the wine.Majority of wine tourist, seldom get to get the fun that wine tasting entails.As you will realize, it is more than sipping and swallowing.There are three stages in proper wine tasting that you did not know.
Firstly is by looking at the appearance of the wine.By looking at the wine you will expect to see your favorite properties of color and texture which will make you appreciate and want to taste it further. The Color will give you a clue as to the taste you will expect before you even takes a sip.Swirling will give you a solemn experience, since it will give you a clearer clue regarding the taste of the drink you are about to take down your throat.
Naturally if you are confronted with a taste you did not expect, more chances are that you will not like it or enjoy the way to anticipated.Colors for example pale white will give indicate presence of dry and basic fruit and floral contents, unlike with yellow which will suggest presence richer ingredients like oak or spices.Also, the texture of the wine like bubbles and sparkling oil will give basic indication of either high sugar or alcoholic content. In addition, the quality of wine changes with time, therefore the texture will let you to know the taste.
The next stage after observing is using your nose to tell you how the taste will be like. Smelling plays a crucial role also, since it gives an assurance that the taste you are about to experience is actually the one your eyes are telling you. Smelling in itself is not the real tasting, rather it prepares for it, as it also gives you a tip on the aromatic class of the beverage. Some wines can have that aromatic nutty and high profile oak which really motivate to derive the greatest enjoyment out of it.
Last but not least is actual tasting which involves sipping, holding it in the mouth for some time and then swallowing.At the tasting stage, you will then engage all your senses at the same time to get an experience which will give you the best out of the drink. The mouth is capable of tasting all types of tastes, and therefore there is no way the taste of the wine will escape the taste pads of the mouth.Furthermore, at the back of the mouth are receptors which will feel the temperature and texture of the wine.
You only need to take time to go through the three phases, to get the full fun which comes with wine tasting.