«"The Art of Wine Tasting" is a term widely used when talking of wine. It is thought to be chic and well-raised ranking alongside other artistic pursuits like painting, sculpture ... This creates a complex that could put off a beginner or even a winelover! ... But me, Roxane, I do not agree!
Taste is subjective and everyone has an eye, a nose and palate. So to enjoy a wine, just launch yourself in. Forget the complicated words. Stick to simple words and your emotions. Then, if you like winetasting, interest in the subject will allow you to progress in acquiring more complex vocabulary and references. To begin, know how to say "I like this wine" or "I do not like" and then try to explain why. Go back to the notion of pleasure "I enjoyed this wine / or not". So "yes, I buy / no, I do not buy."
Oh, I almost forgot: wine tasting is not intended to predict what the wine is, its name and its vintage... Just stick the words that describe your reaction and feelings to the wine. This is already good enough!
Ready to go? So it begins!
Good tasting conditions:
the right glass, adequate lighting and a neutral white tablecloth.