JoAnna, a blogging chef, has posted some tips on getting to know wines. If your knowledge of wines doesn’t go much farther than red or white, this may be the perfect starter course on your path to grape wisdom. Her tips include buying two bottles of the same variety and tasting them both at the same time, side by side. From this, you can compare them and see that:
- one will be more acidic
- one will be perfumed more strongly
- one will be clearer in color
- one will have more tannin & astringency
- one will be more…. You get the picture?
“And yes, you’ll probably like one more than another, but now you’ll have a quantifiable reason why you like it”.