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
  • The Perfect Cocktail? Fox Run Vineyards Hedonia Port @foxrunvineyards

    … include: Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Lemberger, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Noir. Fox Run also produces a Meritage blended from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc plus a Blanc de Blancs sparkler made from Estate Chardonnay. There are also several wood-aged fortified wines - including a Tawny and Ruby-style Port. Related: Review: Two Fox Run Vineyards Rose's Finger Lakes, New York Add the Fox Run Vineyards Hedonia Port to your list of must tries. You can thank me later. Cheers!…

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 1 readers -
  • SD Vintners Debut 2014 Barrel Samples At Fall Harvest Event

    … meeting the nose. Roadrunner Ridge WInery sits at 1500 feet elevation with a microclimate zone that emulates the Mediterranean. With only 400 cases of annual production, Roadrunner Ridge Winery’s main focus is on crafting small lots of Rhone and other warm weather varietals. An impressive array of estate grapes include Mouvedre, Syrah, Petite Sirah…

    Deborah Mines/ Uncorked Wine Travels!- 1 readers -
  • Dominus + Napanook Wine Tasting 2011 to 1991 Vertical

    … was a difficult vintage. It was cooler all summer, until August 24th, when the temperature jumped to 107F! It burned a lot of grapes. This wine is made of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% of Petit Verdot, a rare combination here. On the nose, you get the typical aromas of the varietal, like currants and cedar wood, but also some menthol and eucalyptus…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 148: Stone Cold Goods

    … this: Like Loading... Related Tags: 2011, 2012, Chardonnay, Cornerstone Cellars, Cornerstone Oregon, Food, Pinot Noir, Stay Rad Wine Blog TV, Thanksgiving, Video, Willamette Valley, Wine Review, Wine Tasting This entry was posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:25 pm and is filed under Stay Rad Wine Blog TV, Wine. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. …

    Stay Radin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • My First Can of Wine

    … No, I didn’t lose it. The title of this post actually makes sense. To the date, I had the wine from the bottles of all forms and sizes. I had the wine directly from the stainless steel tanks and oak barrels. I had the wine dispersed by the machine. I had the wine from the keg. Yes, I had a boxed wine (and it was just fine). But – until…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Top 3 Takeaways: Burgundy’s HdB 2014

    Attention Burgundy Lovers! Top 3 Takeaways: 2014 Hospices de Beaune | Burgundy The highlight for any Burgundy lover, 2014 marked the 154th annual Hospices de Beaune auction, celebrated every third Sunday in November. Named for Beaune’s charitable hospital founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, Chancellor to the Duke of Bourgogne Philip the Good, the auction features wines from Do ...

    binNotes | a wine blog- 1 readers -
  • French Wine Cruise – Paris to Vernon

    … meeting Captain Franck and his crew, dined with new friends, enjoying a 6-course welcome dinner including a salmon and crayfish appetizer, Normandy mussel soup, grilled fillet of butterfish and prawn with Pernod sauce and saffron risotto, and, of course, a glass or two of Beaujolais! Shimmering Eiffel Tower After dinner, the ship set sail…

    WineStyles- 1 readers -
  • BCellars Interactive Winetasting on 10-22

    … look forward next year when the show starts airing again. During this episode we were given three wines to evaluation. There must have been a mix up because the bloggers were given a Maldonado Vineyards Chardonnay; while on the show the first wine was a Rose. The other two wines were a Syrah and Sangiovese from the Stage Coach Vineyards…

    Bill Thompson/ Bills Wine Wandering- 1 readers -
  • Visiting Cava Country – Sant Sadurni d’Anoia

    … a phylloxera in your own hands? Come experience it by yourself! Photo Gallery: Visiting Cava Country – Sant Sadurni d’Anoia The CIC Fassina Cava Welcome Center also has a Tourist Office with insider information to help you plan your visit to town including lodging, restaurants, wine tasting and itineraries. For added fun you can combine a visit to the CIC…

    Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon- 4 readers -
  • What We Have Been Drinking—11/24/2014

    Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. Here are some of the wines we tasted this last week that stood out: 2004 Argyle Pinot Noir Nuthouse Reserve Series: Retail $55. Hmmmm. We might have waited a tad too long, but this is still pretty darn good.

    the drunken cyclist- 2 readers -
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