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Wine Tasting Score Card

Wine Tasting Score Card

  Wine Name:     ______________________________________     Varietal: _____________________________________ Vintage:           ______________________________________     Year: _______________________________________ Final Score (an average of all evaluations):___________ Evaluate Appearance Describe Density and/or weight (is the wine heavy or opaque? Is it light? _______________________________________ Describe Color: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Describe Swirl (does it have legs, thin, thick?): ____________________________________________________________ Rate Appearance     Evaluate Aroma/Bouquet Describe aromas (fruity, oaky, [...]

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Standard Wine Tasting Terminology

Standard Wine Tasting Terminology

  Accessible Easily drunk without overwhelming perceptions of extract, acidity, or tannin. Acidic Noticeable acidity Aftertaste Aka “finish” it’s the taste remaining after swallowing a wine. Aggressive Harsh, pronounced flavors; contrasts with “smooth” and “soft”. Alcoholic Too much alcohol so much as to be out of balance with a wine’s other components (fruit, tannins, acidity, [...]

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Wine Tasting - Evaluating Finish and Overall Quality of Wine

Wine Tasting – Evaluating Finish and Overall Quality of Wine

In the 5 steps of wine tasting we begin step 1 by examining a wine’s appearance, checking for clarity and opaqueness; in step 2 we involve ourselves in perhaps the most important element of wine tasting – evaluating its aroma; step 3 moves us into actually sipping the wine and letting the flavors and aromas [...]

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Discover Wine Tasting: Evaluate Wine’s Flavor by Swishing, Slurping, and Breathing

Discover Wine Tasting: Evaluate Wine’s Flavor by Swishing, Slurping, and Breathing

Tasting a Wine has Much to do with Aroma When professional wine tasters, or even amateurs who enjoy the process, perform a wine tasting, the actual sipping or tasting of the wine is not done until step three. Before sipping a wine during a wine tasting, the tasters judge and describe first the wine’s appearance [...]

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Evaluating Wine’s Aroma or Bouquet with Standard Descriptors

Evaluating Wine’s Aroma or Bouquet with Standard Descriptors

Wine Tasting is not Just Sipping Wine Wine connoisseurs will tell you that wine is experienced through not only sipping it, but in observing it and smelling it. Wine has a certain essence about it that encompasses our senses and compels many to identify just what it is about a certain wine that is so [...]

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Evaluating Wine’s Appearance for Clarity and Opaqueness

Evaluating Wine’s Appearance for Clarity and Opaqueness

This first step in wine tasting comes with the prerequisites of having the wine at the proper tasting temperature and using the proper type of glassware. Wine Temperature The temperature of a wine can significantly alter the way it will taste and smell. Lower serving temperatures will enhance acidity and tannic tastes while minimizing aromatics. [...]

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Wine Tasting: Blind, Flight, Horizontal, Vertical Defined

Wine Tasting: Blind, Flight, Horizontal, Vertical Defined

Wine tasting involves a 5-step tasting process wherein a wine’s characteristics are evaluated using the senses of sight, smell, and taste.   The wine taster describes characteristics observed in the wine by using terms that have long been standardized as wine descriptors. The best wine tasting assessments are done when the “tasting field” has been [...]

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Popular Wine Tasting Reveals Complex Aromas and Flavors

Popular Wine Tasting Reveals Complex Aromas and Flavors

The Popularity of Wine Tasting Wine tasting has been appreciated for centuries by wine connoisseurs but in recent years it has become popular with even the most casual wine drinkers everywhere. Experts and amateurs alike are nosing up to the goblet to try their hand at assessing the more intricate qualities of the luscious liquor. [...]

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