Learn to Taste Wine Like the Pros
Wine is a wonderful addition to any meal. It’s flavorful, decadent and something many people enjoy (myself included). I, however, am not a professional when it comes to wine. I like it. I drink it. My husband and I have traveled to Napa and enjoyed the vineyards and I’m completely comfortable ordering a bottle at dinner and recognizing whether or not a glass in a restaurant comes from a bottle that’s been open more than a few days, but a professional I am not. However, I’ve always found the idea of learning to do a tasting like a professional appealing and it’s prompted me to research the process thoroughly.
As silly as it looks, the real professionals know that tasting wine involves allowing it to fill your taste buds. Literally. They actually swish it around their entire mouth, appearances be damned. If you find yourself at a wine tasting looking pretty and proper taking tiny sips of wine to taste the flavors, you’re doing it wrong. Treat it like your Listerine and swish like the cleanliness of your mouth depends on it.