One of the very first blog articles I ever wrote was on our wine tasting skills, or lack thereof. In that article, I made suggestions for how to improve our wine tasting skills. A lot of the focus was on paying more attention. One of the reasons we’re not very good at wine tasting is that we’re not very good at tasting much of anything. We go a million miles a minute and barely take notice of what we’re consuming. So step #1 is to slow down and really take notice of the tasting experience. In my article, I talked about another critical step being to use the famous aroma wheel to help come up with descriptive words for what we’re smelling and tasting. Half of the battle is to describe our experience.
Today I wanted to do a little bit of research to see if there are any new techniques that people have come up with to help us improve our wine tasting skills. [Read more…]