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African Continuum Theatre Company

Wine Tasting: A Fine Art

Wine tasting is a very old practice that has been sharpened into art very well in the last few decades. Particular methods have been made and discarded and reformulated in recent years to reach what is now considered the best way to determine the quality of any wine.

Sommeliers and wine lovers agree that the test wine is simply the best maintained. Even if certain proven methods have proved right, still it is a matter of individual perception of what an exceptional wine. You can click here now to join a wine-tasting course.

You could say that there are two major areas of testing wine: Horizontal and vertical wine tasting.

Horizontal tasting wine is selected when the same crop and are tasted in the same region but from different wells. While vertical tasting is done in one cellar with different vintages are the same wine.

To set the quality of the wine through tasting, a very simple process is followed:

• seeing the appearance and color of the wine

• swirl the wine in the glass to allow the layer inside the glass

• smell the wine to measure the aroma

• sipping slowly and allowing completely cover the tongue; in front, sides and back

• savouring the taste after swallowing

This method is the same for tasting all types of exclusion sparkling wine swirl wine when left out. But not everyone agrees that this is the best method to determine the quality of a wine.

It is considered and tested by several experiments, that a person is influenced by what you see and reach foregone conclusions, even before taking a sip.