What To Know About Every Wine You Drink

Many people are willing to try a new wine but when they try to recall it later all they can come up with is a vague memory of what the bottle’s label looked like. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people walk into my shop and say, “I had this great wine last week.

Here’s how to remember that wine you liked. You can get more information on wines via https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikeasimos website.

As a start, take a moment with your first sips of any wine to notice, how it looks, smells and tastes. Bright or dark in the glass? Clean or intriguing and powerful in aroma? Clear and fresh? Fruity? Tart? Rich and full bodied? Long lasting?

Experience the wine briefly with all your senses. Most of what we think is taste is actually our sense of smell. The average human can distinguish about 10.000 distinct aromas and our olfactory bulb feeds those sensations of smell directly into the part of our brain that governs memory and emotion. That’s why, on a basic level, we all really enjoy good experiences of aroma and taste.

What grape type is used to make the wine?

Most labels today do indicate the grape or blend of grapes that are used in the winemaking. Outside of Europe, this is universally true, except in the case of some very unusual blends, but many European wines today reveal the grape type on the front label if not the back label.

Where does the wine come from?

All labels will tell you this. And, in the case of those European wines that don’t readily reveal the grape type on the label, the place they come from will tell you that. It’s not really important that you know that certain European wines are made from particular grapes because the Europeans don’t even think about it themselves.