Monday, September 04, 2006

I would like to apologise for the irregularity of the updates recently, I have in the last two weeks received a promotion, a job I have worked hard to get, and it has been a long time coming. So the pressures of work is my reason, I try to prioritise, but if your list of priorities gets too long inevitably things are bound to drop off the end of the list, anyway enough of the excuses and on to the final part of wine tasting.

How to Taste Wine (Part 5) Conclusion.

The Conclusion you come to would depend on why you tasted the wine in the first place. You may be compairing the wine with other wines of the same vintage or same grape variety, the same region maybe. Having gone through the processes of wine tasting you will be surprised at how much more you have learnt about the wine than if you had just poured it and knocked it back, just the structured process that you would go through when you taste a wine teaches you a lot, and the more you practise, after a while you will start to pick up on certain smells and flavours and will start to relate them to styles of wine or grape varieties.

So to our conclusions -
  • Do you consider the wine to be inexpensive - Mid priced - high priced or a premium wine.
  • Did you find the - quality poor - acceptable- good or outstanding.
  • Is it a young wine, ready to drink at it's peak or tired and over mature.
  • But most of all did you enjoy it?
If you would like to see WSET systematic approach to tasting wine you can find a list of prompts to print off here - WSET systematic approach to tasting wine.

"It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy."

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