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Wine Tasting - Sip

Now the best part ….. Sip! Take a significant mouthful of the wine ….. usually a tablespoon or two. Roll the wine around in your mouth and on you tongue. 125 more words

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Wine Tasting - Smell

After you have evaluated your wine with your sight and swirled it in your glass, proceed to smell or sniff your wine. Different wines have different aromatic intensities, the best technique is to smell/sniff in three steps …. 133 more words

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Wine Tasting - Swirl

After you have evaluated you wine with your sight, it is time to “swirl” your wine.In this step you expose the wine to oxygen. This oxidation intensifies the aromas in the glass so that you can better sense them. 33 more words

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Wine Tasting - "See"

As I shared earlier there are the five “S’s” of wine tasting: See, Swirl, Smell, Sip, and Summarize. The next series of posts will go a little more in depth as to how each should be used in tasting wines. 150 more words

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Pinot Noir

Wines made with Pinot Noir are known for their elegance and refinement. They usually offer an exotic bouquet along with a velvety, mouth feeling texture. Pinot Noir has flavors of ripe fruit, cherry, chocolate, toast, and spices. 56 more words

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Merlot

Currently Merlot is the world’s most popular red wine. It was originally used as a blending grape in Bordeaux to soften the Cabernet Sauvignon. Because of its fresh, ripe fruit flavors, Merlot has captured the attention of the everyday wine consumer. 54 more words

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