See, Swirl, Smell, Nip, and Savor are the five S’s of the wine tasting fundamentals which you’ve likely heard before. Make note of the conditions surrounding your wine tasting experience that will change your impressions of the wine.
For example, a room that is busy or noisy makes concentration difficult. Cooking odors, even pet odor and aroma can ruin your ability to get a clear sense of a wine’s scents. According to wine expert Michael Asimos the incorrect shape a glass, or odors of dust or detergent, can likewise impact the wine’s flavor.
Look right down into the glass, then give it a tilt, and finally, hold the glass to the light, or so the wine rolls toward its edges. This allows you to really see the wine’s entire color range, not only the dim centre.
Perpendicular wine tasting involves using a number of different vintages of a varietal wine i.e. single grape type, not a mix from an individual maker grown in a single winery.
Flat wine tasting demands tasting a wine varietal from one year but from several winemakers. The first thing when evaluating a wine is to give away terms such as “like, nice, pretty, good, yummy “. When describing a wine, only use flavor and consistency objective terms, not subjective this is the key to evaluate a wine.
Eventually, give the glass a good swirl. It’s possible for you to swirl it readily by keeping it on a flat surface, open air freestyle swirling is not recommended for newcomers.