Words on Wines / wine tasting
March 30, 2021
Easy. Like food, place wine at the front of the mouth and leave - masticate gently - and wait, breathing normally.
October 12, 2018
We all eat, drink, smell perfumes and know the experience of bitterness yet there is still mystery about the operation of these senses. The ‘simple’ act of enjoying a glass of wine is really a complex physiological one and also has personal and social overtones. Observe how people can have difficulty sharing their experience of a wine, whether it is uncertainty over what they are feeling or trying to find the ‘right’ words.
- December 08, 2015
January 08, 2014
Wine was regarded in Ancient Greece as a gift from the Gods, one of life’s great pleasures. The exciting world of wine can be opened to you too, if you know a few of the basics. Firstly, wine is a beverage that is mainly water, with 12 – 15% alcohol (which is sweet), food acid (sour), red tannins (which are bitter) and many flavour compounds in micro amounts; as you would expect from a fermented fruit juice.
Secondly, it is important to know how your eating system works.
There are two competing senses involved – the mouth/tongue and the nose.