How to taste wine: wine tasting tips for beginners

You don’t need to be a wine connoisseur to understand the specific nuances of a vintage glass of red or a young and fruity white. Even a novice wine taster can soon get to grips with learning how to appreciate the characteristics of this grape-based tipple.

Understanding how to taste wine isn’t just a bit of fun. It can help you decipher the subtleties of the wine, so that you can better pair it with different dishes or for different occasions.

Before you begin wine tasting, make sure you have optimum conditions for this exercise.

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Tips for making wine from kits

In this blog post we will share a few tips from experienced wine makers on making wine using wine kits at home. Before you go ahead and make your wine it is important that you buy the perfect wine making kit for you, whether this is a starter kit with the basics, or individual equipment for a more advanced wine maker. Popular wine making blog has a great list of the best wine starter kits here.

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Wine tasting etiquette: the do’s and dont’s

No matter your level of experience in wine tasting, wine tasting events can be a fun way to learn more about your own tastes and those of others, and can also be a nice social event with the right crowd. They’re a great way of trying new wines without being obliged to waste money on a bottle of something you might not like – and if you don’t like it, no worries. Just don’t get it in the future. That said, to those who have never been to a wine tasting before, the idea of one can be a little daunting, so we’ll share some great beginners tips. To help you get a little more comfortable with the idea, we’ve put together a list of important wine tasting etiquette “Dos” and “Don’ts”, so that you can start tasting with the pros in no time at all.

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Choosing the perfect wine to give as a gift

Wine can always make an incredibly classy gift for any birthday, anniversary, wedding, or retirement party. It can be a great thank you gift, house warming present, or hostess gift at a dinner party. The only tricky part to giving wine is determining the tastes of the recipient, but with a few wine choosing tips you should be able to pick something that will be much appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed.

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Are you using the right glass for your wine?

Wine glasses, like wines themselves, come in many different varieties. In order to fully enjoy any given type of wine, using the perfect glass is a vital detail that must be paid attention to. Glasses come in different shapes and sizes for a reason, so understanding their functions will allow you to choose the appropriate glass for the type of wine you intend drink.

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Choosing the right wine for your meal

When pairing a wine with any given meal, a few guidelines should be followed. It’s important not to overpower the food being served while choosing something that will compliment the taste. If you want to keep the process simple there are some very general rules you can follow, but to choose the perfect wine a little more experience and research may be required.

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