The art of wine tasting:
Wine tasting is the evaluation and sensory examination of wine.The professional wine tasters are called sommeliers. There are four levels of examinations to cross the advanced level of wine tasting. It’s a world accredited profession.
Steps of wine tasting defined as 5’s:
1. See the colour of the wine and judge appearance is the first step in tasting wine. Analysing the wine by seeing through a clear glass makes one realise the uniqueness of each wine.
2. Swirl & Smell “in glass” is the art of isolating the aroma of flavors produced by each wine. The swirling of wine agitates the wine and activates the esters which would have otherwise settled in the glass and softened due to exposure to oxygen.
3. Sip & Taste “in mouth” sensations: The taste of wine is perceived by a variety of grapes after fermentation, enriched with a variety of flavours in a wine like roses, cinnamon, cherry, vanilla, nutmeg and so on.
4. Savor the aftertaste “finish” is to feel the flavors that settle in the mouth after swallowing the wine. Our taste buds are equipped to feel various flavours.
Types of Wine:
White wine is produced by fermentation of pale grapes hence white wines are yellow-gold, yellow-green and transparent yellow colored. white wine is celebrated by writers, poets, singers, and painters. Some of the well-known white wines are Chardonnay and Riesling
Sparkling wine is a wine which has a significant amount of carbon dioxide. It is also known as the wine that bubbles or a bubbly wine. They are named after the region they originated from. Ex: Champagne which is exclusively produced in the champagne region of France.
Red wine is made of dark colored grape varieties. The color of red wines varies from intense violet to towny brown. It also has various health benefits. Rich source of red wine’s compound resveratrol helps diabetics regulate their blood sugar. Some of the well-known red wines are Merlot and Cabernet.
Fun with Grapes:
Grape stomping is the traditional way of macerating the grapes where you stomp the grapes and crush the grapes to extract the juice. An activity which is fun with friends and romantic for lovers.