Tasting Tricks – Chardonnay

Let’s not forget white grapes and the queen of them all, Chardonnay. Wines made from this grape have quite a following. These wines are full bodied and come in two styles: buttery or naked fruit. They used to be made using wooden barrels but now the norm is stainless steel or concrete bats for a…

Tasting Tricks-grapes, Merlot

We know how to differentiate between Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Next comes Merlot. This grape is in the middle, between the two: larger than Cabernet Sauvignon, with more pulp and less skin but enough to have medium tannins, more than Pinot Noir. Merlot wines are good by themselves, not only with food. They are pleasant, smooth wines….

Tasting Tricks-grapes: Pinot Noir

First we learned about Cabernet Sauvignon. Now we will learn about Pinot Noir. These two grapes are very different from each other and very important for wine newbies like ourselves. We need to taste them both and remember their aromas. We need to learn the differences and make decisions as to what we like. I like…

Tasting Tricks – grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon

Now comes the fun part. We need to put to test all that we have learned about tasting. We need to practice. This is tough work, I know!:) In order to start developing our wine palate, we need to start tasting wines and we need to memorize its color and aroma. First of all, we…