Sip Sip Hooray!
The ultimate wine tasting Event at One Stop Liquor in Ham Lake on Friday 18th 4-6 pm
16205 Lexington Ave NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304
Wine Tasting Tips:
Start with a large sip and follow it with smaller ones for a true sample.
Look at the coloring. Ensure that the lighting is neutral. Appearance tells a lot about the flavor of wine. Be sure to read the label as well.
Smell the wine after giving it a swirl. Red wine needs more aeration than white, so be sure to take a little extra time to give it the air it needs. Think big to small with scents. Herbs, fruits, and florals should come first. Next come aromas from winemaking practices such as cheese rind, nut husk, or stale beer. Lastly, come scents from ageing such as nuts, spices, vanilla, leaves, leather, or tobacco.
Taste with your whole mouth. Use your tongue to detect salty, sour, sweet or bitter notes. In addition, use it to think about the texture of the wine which comes from alcohol content. How does this compare to the texture of water? More ethanol means richer texture, while more tannin creates a drying sensation. Think about how long a flavor lasts and when it appears. This is the “length” of the wine.