Despite what many people may think, wine tasting is an activity that requires knowledge and skills. There is a difference between drinking and tasting a wine and that is in the awareness; wine tastings open the doors to a whole sensorial world, a discovery of unique aromas and flavours.
Tasting wine rather than simply drinking it, increases our appreciation of the wine by allowing us to examine it in detail. It also gives us the possibility to acknowledge the value of a bottle through the story behind its label.
As a matter of fact, behind a glass of wine that you drink with friends on a Friday evening or at the pub with your Sunday roast, there is a lot more.
There is hard work that starts from the vineyard and ends in the wine cellar thanks to the constant labour, patience and passion of winemakers and oenologists. Wine is rusticity, it has got something fascinating that brings you back to traditions and true values.
The curiosity of knowing all that work behind a bottle of wine is the first action to become a wine tasting expert.