At the beginning of our adventures in the wonderful world of vino, we all pretty much had the same reaction: either we identified with those who liked “bold” or “full-bodied” wine, or with those who liked the “fruitier” stuff.
For some reason that escapes me, these are the descriptors every f*cking body uses and abuses, like there was some kind of world consensus on wine being either “bold” or “fruity.” However, because you, as an avid reader of this fine blog, simply can’t wait to become a better- nay – the best drinker (though this gal will be hard to beat), here’s a little list of terms you can use to spice up your wine lingo.
Oh, wine tasting. I bet we’ve all gotten a bit queasy hearing that snotty friend drinking wine and talking about it like a “connaiseur”, but how does one actually engage in proper wine tasting?
This was probably enough to remind you of that horrible sluuuuuuuuurp sound we usually associate with snotty cork-snffers. Surprise surprise, however, there’s absolutely no need to make the whole table sick to taste wine properly (even if the slurping can actually help, sawry). Indeed, as we take the bother to give a little attention to each element of the delicious beverage that is ahead, we are usually able to multiply our pleasure enjoying without losing friend ( s) and / or seeming that guy/gal. But what are the elements you say, dear readers? Well fear not – here’s a small list outlining my best tasting practices.