When it comes down to it, wine is produced in two major areas of the world. The old world and the new world. These two places have their similarities, but they also have many differences. Once you get to know these differences, blind-tasting a flight of wine can become much easier. First of all, the old world consists mostly of European countries. When people think of wine, they tend to think France.
Have you ever wondered why you see people swirling and smelling their glass of wine? There’s a reason for that. There are 5 S’s in wine. And no, I’m not talking about the way it’s spelled. When evaluating wine, there are 5 things you should keep in mind. Each step is crucial to evaluating your wine. The 5 steps are sight, swirl, smell, sip, and savor. Let’s break down each area, shall we? Continue reading