Wine Tasting

Wine tasting (often, in wine circles, simply tasting) is the sensory examination and evaluation of wine. While the practice of wine tasting is as ancient as its production, a more formalized methodology has slowly become established from the 14th century onwards. Modern, professional wine tasters (such as sommeliers or buyers for retailers) use a constantly evolving formal terminology which is used to describe the range of perceived flavors, aromas and general characteristics of a wine. More informal, recreational tasting may use similar terminology, usually involving a much less analytical process for a more general, personal appreciation.
Posts about Wine Tasting
    • Where Wine Flavors Come From: The Science of Wine Aromas

      Why does wine taste the way it does? If you love wine, you’ve no doubt read countless wine tasting descriptions like this one: “blueberry aromas and accents of camphor, anise and the slightest floral hint…” Wine Advocate 2010 Penfold’s “Grange” Shiraz You might also be wondering… are winemakers are actually blending blueberries into their wine? The answer is no.

      Madeline Puckette/ Wine Folly- 9 readers -
    • Chelan’s Hard Row to Hoe makes wine fun, easy

      The Hard Row to Hoe tasting room on the north shore of Lake Chelan is inspired by brothels that occupied the region more than 75 years ago. (Photo courtesy of Hard Row to Hoe) MANSON, Wash. – After “location,” perhaps the most important aspect of a successful business is name recognition. That’s something that Judy and Don Phelps didn’t have when they launched their winery o ...

      Great Northwest Wine- 12 readers -
    • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2015 Award Winning Wines

      America invented XL. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is “THE XL” of wine competitions With a record 6,417 entries from more than 25 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, is the largest competition of American wines. The award winning wines selected by a powerhouse group of over 60+ judges, provides a wide range of new wines to taste and buy in 2015.

      Wine Channel TV- 10 readers -
  • Coffee Rubbed Skirt Steak

    …: australia, australia wines, big game recipe, central victoria, Chapter Three Shiraz, coffee rubbed, cooking with wine, epic wines, food pairing, football recipe, grill steak, grilled steak, jo nash, mcphereson wines, Shiraz, skirt steak, super bowl recipe, viognier, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine recipe, wine tasting, winestyles…

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  • The Wine Ghosts of Christmas Past (with a toast to Charles Dickens)

    … below. Working backwards to New Year’s Eve, we enjoy another first tasting: a 2007 Klein Constantia. This is a natural sweet late harvest wine from Stellenbosch in South Africa. The dark amber, marmalade and honeyed wine with a medicinal edge and, as our wine connoisseur friend said, an acidic spine, is served with either Summer Pudding – that most…

    elizabethsvines- 2 readers -
  • Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms

    … Winemaker: Jo Nash Appellation: Central Victoria, Australia Varietal: 100% Chardonnay Analysis: 13.0% alc/vol Critical Acclaim: 89 pts James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2015 Filed under: Recipes Tagged: Australian chardonnay, Basilisk, chardonnay, chicken and dumplings, food pairing, jo nash, recipe, wine, wine club, wine pairing, wine recipe, wine tasting, winestyles…

    WineStylesin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Siduri Surprise!

    …Before I even had a chance to tell you about the wonderful Siduri and Novy tasting at the Aria with Adam Lee, I was hit with a shocker…

    Vegas Wineaux- 2 readers -
  • Moroccan Spiced Lamb Shank

    … and cilantro stems. In a 2 quart Dutch Oven, add carrots, garlic, cilantro, dried cherries and shanks. Add ½ cup water and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 2 to 2 ½ hours. Garnish with Cilantro leaves and serve with Cous Cous. Recipe compliments of Epic Wines. McPherson Basilisk Shiraz Mourvedre Central Victoria, Australia…

    WineStyles- 1 readers -
  • Thirteenth Annual Pinot Noir Shootout

    … To all of my wine pals, I don’t know anyone who works more tirelessly for Pinot Noir than Barbara Drady does. Her Affairs of the Vine annual shootouts are worth your time and energy. I believe in the process of a collective palate, just as I do for individual ones. Barbara’s panels are always worth their weight in gold, as a who’s who. Pinot…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 8 readers -
  • Well, if you’re not a super palate, I don’t expect you to get it

    … Zinfandel, and my palate changed forever. Before WZ, I was merely tasting wine, trying to understand what the big deal was… Ordering and buying Merlot. (Wasn’t everybody?) I was pretending that all was well. It wasn’t. I really didn’t get what this wine thing was all about. I was raised like so many others, with Manaschewitz as our holiday wine…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • WITWIB? WSWA 2015

    … Washington State Wine Awards 2015 | Top 3 Takeaways “A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine, something Brussels sprouts never do.” – P. J. O’Rourke Seattle’s Benaroya Hall hosts the annual Washington State Wine Awards 2015. | Image: ©binNotes 2015. Greetings, dear readers! Ever wonder…

    binNotes | a wine blog- 2 readers -
  • What’s (Not Quite) Cookin’?

    What’s (Not Quite) Cookin’? Hey Y’all, Just checking in to show you what’s for dinner… Talapia Ceviche on Mini Tortillas And here’s the wine sample that went with it… Villa Bellangelo 2012 Dry Riesling What are y’all having for dinner? Stay Rad, Jeff Like this: Like Loading... Rela ...

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  • Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 153: France vs Italy

    … Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 153: France vs Italy In this episode, Jeff pits two cool-climate Gewürztraminer samples against each other. Wine Tasted: Willm 2012 Gewurztraminer, Elena Walch 2013 Gewurztraminer, and Curry Soup Stay Rad, Jeff What’s your favorite Gewürztraminer? Leave a comment, and let us know. Like this: Like Loading…

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  • Wine of the Week; 2012 Vigneto San Vito – Orsi Pignoletto

    … % Pignoletto. Fermented in large oak cask. After fermentation, the wine was aged 9 months sur lie with occasional battonage. Aging sur lie imparts some complexity and a wonderful creaminess to the wine. It was aged in bottle for another 6 month before release. Bottled unfiltered and unfined. .13% alcohol; Retail – $22.99 My tasting notes follow: Slightly…

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • The Musée du Vin’s Champagne Scene

    … production. There are also display cases of vineyard and winery tools used in different wine regions throughout France. Visitors should allow a couple hours to amble through the displays. One diorama depicts the Champagne wine region and the production of champagne. Three workers in underground caves at Champagne Henri Abelé in Reims are involved…

    Wine Trail Traveler- 5 readers -
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