If you have been invited to a wine tasting event, you will want to make sure that you are well versed on what you should do. This way, you will not be nervous and you will be able to truly identify which wines you like the most. This is important, as many of these events will have wine for sale so you can purchase some if you happen to find any that you really enjoy. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Use Your Sight And Smell
A lot of what appeals to us when we think about food and drinks that we enjoy is what they look like and smell like. Therefore, you will want to examine the color of the wine as you gently swirl it around in the bottom of your wine glass. Take a few moments to slowly inhale the wine. Do this a few times before you actually drink any of it.
Taste It Properly
You do not want to just guzzle down the wine, as you will not get the full effect of the flavor within in. Take in a slow and small sip of the wine and allow it to sit against your palate for a few moments before you swallow it. After all, the sense of the taste is achieved while the wine rests in your mouth, not from the action of actually swallowing it. If you intend to try a lot of different wines at this event and you know that it does not take a lot for you to become intoxicated, you may want to avoid swallowing the majority of the wine that you taste. This way, you can keep your wits about you and you will be able to safely and legally drive after you are finished with the event. For such situations, many wine tasting event holders will provide you with a cup that you can discretely spit your wine into instead of completely consuming it.
You will want to take note of the one or two wines that spark your interest the most. This is especially true when there is going to be a lot of different wines to taste, as you could easily get some of them confused otherwise.
All you have to do now is get ready for the next wine tasting event that you plan to go to. If you do not know of any, you can call around to the local wineries to ask if they are having any in the near future and whether you can buy advance tickets so you can attend.