Archive for April, 2011

Apr 26 2011

The Nose Will Know

Whether it be in the shop, a wine bar, a restaurant, or just at home with a couple of friends the subject of how to properly go about the tasting process with wine is one of the most intriguing topics of conversation for those who aren’t familiar with wine and its subtle and often quirky nuances: Why do you swirl the wine, why do you make that odd sucking noise with your lips, what are ‘legs’, how do I make better sense of what I think that I’m smelling, what is a tannin and where in the mouth is their presence most notably perceived, why is the word barnyard underlined in your notes?

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