How to Taste Wine: Step 1 – Look

Laurie talks about the first step when you taste wine…no it is not sipping! Why to take a moment and actually LOOK at your wine…
Next week we talk about the legs of your wine:)

Give it the eye. Pour a glass of wine and observe its color, clarity, brilliance. The best way to view a wine is to hold it at a 45 degree angle against a white background, such as a white piece of paper or tablecloth. Note the intensity of color, presence of sediment or fading of color at the rim. Wine should not be cloudy or hazy. If this is the case it could indicate a problem with the wine. Take your time and appreciate it from all angles.

Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach, is a wine speaker who strives to bring wine education, wine tasting, and wine tutorials to the masses. Videos and interviews with Laurie address questions such as how to taste wine, how to drink wine, how to pick wine, how to choose wine for occasions, and how to chill wine. Wine-related topics such as which wine glass to use, which wine is good for your health, what wines to pair with cheese, chocolate, and other foods, and other wine education videos are also provided. Consider The Wine Coach your virtual sommelier, educating you and helping you go from wine tasting 101 to wine aficionado.

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