Lot18 | 10.13.14

How To Taste Wine

By Lot18

We reached into the virtual mailbag recently and found this question from an eager Tasting Room member:

How do I taste – really taste, I mean? Am I supposed to keep the wine in my mouth for longer before I swallow? Or run air over my tongue like sommeliers do in fancy restaurants? I just want to make sure I understand each of my wines.

We have mixed emotions when it comes to answering this question. Sure, you can do as our on-staff experts do, and really take your time to smell and think about the aromas; slurp the wine and let some air run over your tongue; swish the wine in your mouth a bit, then spit; and then start furiously jotting notes. But do you need to do all that? Probably not.

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