Wine Tasting Guide Standard Procedures

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Wine Tasting Guide Standard Procedures

 

Wine Tasting

1) Pour about one ounce of wine into a glass.Raise the glass to light: twirl it, examine it for color, clarity, and weight.  Record your judgments of color, clarity, and weight.

2) Twirl  the  wine in the glass and sniff for scent.  Record your judgments of scent.

3) Sip the wine.  Slowly roll it around with the tongue to expose it to all the taste buds. Record your judgments of taste.

4) Swallow   the wine and enjoy the aftertaste. Record your judgments of touch and aftertaste.

 

a) Color

1) Reddish Brown

2) Dark Red

3) Red

4) Light Red

5) Dark Pink

6) Pink

7) Light Pink

8) Pale White

9) White

10) Golden White

11) Yellow

 

b) Clarity

1) Clear and Glowing

2) Cloudy or Dull

 

c) Weight

1) Full Bodied

2) Medium Bodied

3) Light Bodied

 

d) Scent

Pronounced

Moderate

Delicate Subtle

 

e) Taste

Definite Flavor

Mild Flavor

Obscure Flavor

Very Sweet

Sweet

Semi-Sweet

Semi-Dry

Dry

Very Dry

Very Tart

Tart

Slightly Tart

Mellow

 

f) Touch

Fruit

Nutty

Spicy

Herbetic

Rough

Smooth

Delicate

 

g) Aftertaste

Present Strong

Present Weak

Barely Present

Absent