Wine tasting can be exciting if you take your time to understand every bit of it.By involving fully your five senses, when tasting wine, you will get the best out of it.Just like when using your five senses to smell, to feel, to see, to taste and to hear, you can use them to fully get memorable experience.The exciting experience of full wine tasting can be elusive.However, real wine tasting is not all about making holding a glass of wine, sipping and then swallowing.For you to make the most out of it and have that memorable experience, you need to go through the three tasting phases.
Firstly is by looking at the appearance of the wine.You will register what you see in your brain and that will influence largely on the attitude you will have towards the drink. Different colors are identified with different tastes, and for that reason the color you will see will either motivate you to move to the next stage of tasting.The next step is swirling which will give you time to further examine the color and texture of the beverage.
The level of excitement will rise when you feel a taste that you anticipate, and this is the very reason for keenly observing the surface of your wine.Taking time to observe your wine will enable you to understand its true contents of wine, especially from the color.Another property you will be keen to look at is the texture of the wine, which will give an idea of its contents. The taste of wine in also determined by age and for that fact, you will understand the taste you will expect in your drink.
Phase two involves smelling. Smelling will give confirmation as to whether what you observed is really true. 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. For example nutty and spicy can be associated with old white wine.
Real tasting is the last stage, whereby you will take a sip before swallowing to get a feel of what you had really been anticipatingAt 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.
Your wine tasting tour, will be highly exciting if you are patient enough to observe and smell before you finally swallow.