Know Your Palate

Many people take for granted enjoying a bottle of their favorite wine with friends. Being able to describe why they like a particular wine is something that many wine lovers have trouble doing. Their lack of descriptives for wine starts from a real lack of understanding their own palate. Being able to know what you're tasting when having a glass of wine is just one part of understanding your own palate.

 

Where is the wine from and is it new or old world? Where do the tannins emanate from? Is the wine driven by the fruit? Does the wine have a future? Where does it fit into my wine profile?

 

The best way to begin to understand what you are tasting is to participate in blind tastings. Not knowing the grape, the region or the vintage you are tasting keeps you from bringing preconceived ideas into the tasting experience. Learning to trust your first judgement will in-fact help to broaden the understanding that you have of both the grapes and the wines that you are tasting. Getting a handle on your wine palate will reward you on your wine tasting journey.

 

You'll find treasures on your journey, unique grapes from the far corners of the wine world, food and wine pairings that will leave you and your guests clamoring for more, more, more.

 

Smiley Quick, CS

Italian Wine Specialist

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