Wine Tasting 101
Wine tasting is indeed an exquisite exercise reserved to a privileged few which can make a difference in wine taste and flavour and express themselves accordingly, some may refer to these as wine snobs.
Being a good wine taster, doesn’t necessarily mean that one should also be a wine snob, knowing your way around wines is one thing, pretending to be a wine snob though is a losing strategy. How to find the golden middle in wine tasting that seems to be the question. Well, first of all you need to get the hang of the basic lingo, there are only a few words one needs to know, and when you deploy them timely, no wine snob will ever look at you the wrong way. For example, words like complex, layered, balanced, intense and well-rounded can all put you on a wine snob’s good list, even though they don’t really describe the wine or dwell into its characteristics too much, they’re just general terms but when used timely and properly can make all the difference.
Manage your aphorisms, this is important as this a refined gathering of fine people and playground talk will not be appreciated. If you got nothing to say then don’t, or wait to see how others react and be scarce with your wording if you don’t feel comfortable. You also need to memorize some of the well known, widely accepted vintages, there are only a few of them so it shouldn’t be a problem at all. If the wine tasting was held at your place, then there will be some cleaning to be done for sure, but you wouldn’t want to be the one, would you? Cleaners in Barnet can help out with well priced service and attention to detail. Run an online search and you will surely come across a company that fits the bill. Another proven strategy to get you noticed and praised by wine buffs is to be obnoxiously deep and knowledgeable in one particular area to do with wine, so get cracking.