Wine tasting is a really simple thing. You just open the wine, taste it and decide if you like it or not. Despite this simplicity, it's really surprising how many new wine enthusiasts feel bewildered or even intimidated by the prospect of actually going to a wine tasting.
That's easy to understand because there are so many things to think about it's actually hard to keep track of it all. The solution is using a wine tasting card or sheet.
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Tasting sheets serve three purposes. First, they remind you of the things to observe when actually sampling the wine. Second, they let you write down what you observe. Third, they help you remember your impressions of particular wines. The sheets should be stored in a notebook or purchased as part of a wine tasting journal.
Wine Tasting Basics
Tasting wine involves the senses of sight, smell and taste. It is done in seven simple steps. Open the bottle, observe the colour and clarity, smell the aromas, take a small sip, leave the wine in your mouth to let the flavours develop, swallow or spit it out, and make notes about what you experienced. Tasting sheets help to organize your observations and record your impressions.
Start By Recording the Basic Information About The Wine
Whether you like or dislike a particular wine, it makes a lot of sense to remember it. All tasting cards and sheets provide spaces to record the name of the wine, the wine producer, the region or country of production and the vintage year.