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Tasting Wine

Tasting Wine

Tasting wine is more than simply drinking wine. Drinking wine is great and you don’t need to read this section for that. However, reading it may lead to a greater understanding and appreciation of what you drink.

Tasting is a process for examining, understanding, and evaluating a wine. The full process can be divided into four basic steps: visual inspection, aromatic evaluation, judging the palate, and drawing conclusions about the wine.

Wine Pairing

Pairing wine with food is a hot topic these days. It can be a lot of fun to discuss, read about and do. However, it can also be needlessly complicated and frustrating.

Books have been written about wine pairing and this article isn’t designed to replicate them. If you’d like to dive in more deeply, check out our suggested reading page for books that include extensive information on food and wine pairing. If you’re looking for some quick guidelines, this page should do the trick though.

Serving Wine

All you really need to serve wine is a glass, an opener, and a smile. Sometimes, you don’t even need the opener. But, there are a few niceties and, yes, gadgets that can make things a bit more special or help with particular issues.

We’ll cover a range of topics in this article: preparing the wine, proper stemware, opening the bottle, and pouring.