We all have very different tastes and no matter how good a wine is, it does not mean that everyone is going to like it. This can often be confusing for wine drinkers as they often think that the problem is with them not being
Improving tasting skills is similar to any improving other skills whether it being playing golf, tennis or cooking. Many times people say to me that they cannot identify the test of the fruit aromas and flavours in wine, to which I reply that it is
There are many wine competitions around the world where a successful result can catapult a wine from obscurity to world recognition. How do wine competitions work and what are the criteria by which wines are judged?
Having ‘looked’ and ‘sniffed’ the wine then we taste. Our palates enable us to identify the different characteristics of the wine; the dryness (totally, semi or sweet), body or weight (light, medium or full), acidity (low, moderate or sharp), with red wine the tannins (soft,
Garnacha is a Spanish grape variety known as Grenache in France. It is often overlooked and not held in the same esteem as the illustrious Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Syrah. However, in the hands of good winemakers around the world superb wines are
To taste wine correctly is easy, it only requires practise. Recently I have been tasting lots of wines with students doing the WSET wine courses. Here are the three steps to increase your enjoyment of taste wine
It was ten years ago when Mas de Daumas Gassac in Aniane, Languedoc Rousillon in Southern France, last held a vertical tasting, a chance to taste different vintages of a same wine. Last Saturday, fifteen wine writers from around the world were invited to taste
Judging in Wine Competitions is harder than it sounds. Recently I was invited to be on the panal for the II Concurso Oficial de Vinos PROAVA 2017, which took place over three days in late March, in the wine tasting rooms at the University Polytechnic of
There are many types of wine tasting however, two of the most interesting are Vertical and Horizontal Wine Tastings. Let me be clear, when I use these terms it is not to suggest that at the start of the tasting we are in vertical position
If you tend to only buy your favourite wines but are curious to try something new yet are not sure what to choose, here are some tips to choose wines that are different from your regular choice.
There are many styles of Rioja but if your usual choice is
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