You can be tempted to sip and swallow wine immediately you come into contact with it, but you can find it exciting if you take some time to understand it before you take it down your throat.Your five senses will play a big role in understanding and tasting a glass of wine before swallowing.Just like when using your five senses to smell, to feel, to see, to taste and to hear, you can use them to fully get memorable experience.There is an amazing wine tasting experience which most wine tasters have never had before, due to the tempting nature of the beverage make quick sips and swallows.As you will realize, it is more than sipping and swallowing.For you to make the most out of it and have that memorable experience, you need to go through the three tasting phases.
You will get a different experience by taking your time to study the wine visually.You will register what you see in your brain and that will influence largely on the attitude you will have towards the drink. If you see the color you expected, you will start to imagine and psychologically prepare how you will enjoy the drink.You will go to the next level of swirling it in order to have a more careful look.
Naturally if you are confronted with a taste you did not expect, more chances are that you will not like it or enjoy the way to anticipated.There are colors which will indicate richness of the favorite oak and spices which will heavily influence the enjoyment of wine.Also, the texture of the wine like bubbles and sparkling oil will give basic indication of either high sugar or alcoholic content. In addition, because wine keeps turning in color, you can get a clue as to the age it is, at that moment.
The next stage after observing is using your nose to tell you how the taste will be like. You will further be able to determine whether the taste you are really preparing for is the one, otherwise you may change your mind if your smell something out of what you are anticipating. Smelling in itself is not the real tasting, rather it prepares for it, as it also gives you a tip on the aromatic class of the beverage. Some wines can have that aromatic nutty and high profile oak which really motivate to derive the greatest enjoyment out of it.
Last but not least is actual tasting which involves sipping, holding it in the mouth for some time and then swallowing.At the tasting stage, you will then engage all your senses at the same time to get an experience which will give you the best out of the drink. The mouth is capable of tasting all types of tastes, and therefore there is no way the taste of the wine will escape the taste pads of the mouth.It is in the mouth where the effect of the temperature of the drink will be felt.
Real wine tasting will involve the three phases.