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 awareness; wine tastings open the door to a whole sensorial world, a discovery of unique aromas and flavours.
Tasting wine rather than simply drinking it, increases our appreciation of 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.
The labour, patience and passion of winemakers and oenologist starts in the vineyard and progresses to the wine cellar. Wine is rusticity and has something fascinating that brings you back to traditions and values.
Let’s start with some basics; how to taste wine and how to open a wine bottle.