Calling all wine connoisseurs, casual winos, and folks just looking for something new and fun to do: Starting this month we will be hosting wine tastings!We proudly offer one of state’s largest selections of Texas Wine, with more than 40 vineyards and 200 varietals available. With our vast selection of delectable, and flavorful options we’re sure to please your taste buds. For your educational enjoyment, and so you can feel like a wine pro, here are some wine tasting tips so you will know what to look for so you can indulge in the full experience.
- Color and Clarity: When you choose a glass of wine don’t just write it off as red, white, or blush. Tilt your glass away from you and examine the true color. If it’s a red it could be described as maroon, purple, ruby, etc. If it’s a white it could be described as clear, pale yellow, or even light green. As far as the clarity your wine could be translucent, cloudy, brilliant or dull. All of these descriptions will really tell you more about the ambiance of the wine.
- Swirl and Smell: After you visually observe the color and clarity, you’ll want to take a whiff; here’s the best way to go about smelling your wine. Swirl your wine around in the glass for about 5-10 seconds. Doing this, will help vaporize some of the wine’s alcohol and release more of its natural aromas. Then stick your nose into the top of the glass. This way you will get to truly discover the prominent notes or your wine selection.
- Activate Taste Buds: Now it’s finally time to taste the wine. Start by taking a small sip and let the wine roll around in your mouth briefly so your taste buds can catch every delicious moment. Notice the alcohol content, and if your wine is bitter, sweet, or tart.
e tips on what to look for when exploring new wines you’re sure to look like a pro. Your taste buds will certainly favor one type of wine over the other but make sure to keep an open mind and try a variety. You never know if you’ll enjoy something until you try it!