Beyond the traditional fruit, spice, and floral notes, red wines can often exhibit a wide range of unique and unconventional notes on the palate. Although some are self-descriptive, we wanted to break down some of the less common notes, along with their potential taste profiles, the wines in which they're found, and similarities to more common notes. Continue reading
Category: Wine tasting
Swirl the wine, smell it, and taste it! That’s what all sommeliers do. So what’s the big fuss, right? Well, not exactly. There is a bit more than just that. Luckily you got us to help you learn how to taste wine the right way.
That doesn’t mean you will become a master wine taster overnight. But you will be able to build a solid foundation on which you can later build and refine your newly acquired taste for wine. Continue reading
Sweetness in wine is one of those wine topics that is surrounded by a lot of misconceptions. Most people that love wine, but are not much educated on wines, think of sweetness as something that is solely dependent on the grape variety.
Well, they are wrong! If you want to learn a few more practical things about sweetness in the wine, then keep on reading. Continue reading
A continuation of our "An idiots guide to hosting a wine tasting"
An often overlooked aspect of any wine tasting is setting the scene for the event. It can be a very easy mistake to make to assume that once you’ve chosen and obtained the wine that the hard work is done - in reality, this is far from true... Continue reading
Hosting a wine tasting is a brilliant occasion, which gives you and your guests an opportunity to explore a new world of wine together, While going wine tasting yourself can be a real treat, hosting an event is something else entirely - and something we’d really recommend to any lover of wine. Not only do wine tasting events give you a great opportunity to explore and try new wines, but also to do so not only from the comfort of your own home (or venue) but also alongside the company of friends who enjoy exploring the world of wine as much as you do. Continue reading