A wine tour is simply an educational experience. Even if you do not know anything about wine experience, you can easily learn a lot from a wine tour. Therefore, if you feel like you do not know anything before you go, that’s okay. A wine tour is filled with many people who would love to learn but for starters, it can be very easy to feel intimidated. When it is time to taste wine, your confidence can give you a boost. You can gain it through learning of proper ways to taste wine. Here is what you can do when it is time to taste wine
Enter the wine tasting room
When you enter the wine tasting room, your host will be there waiting for you with different samples of their fine wine. The host will then pour the wine and describe the smell as well as the wine taste. The first thing to do is to hold the wine glass up and notice its color. When the color is bright and clean, that is an indicator that the wine is of great quality. You can then tilt the wine glass to the side. If the wine is younger, a uniform color will be maintained. Old wines are known to lose their coloring and become translucent.
Smell the wine
Before you can drink the wine, you can first smell it. If you smell vinegar, it means that something went wrong in the wine aging process. It also means that the wine might be too acidic or it was exposed to air during the aging process. If you notice the smell of a flower, coconut, oak, vanilla, or toasted bread, that is a sign that the wine is of great quality.