Wine tasting (often, in wine circles, simply tasting) is the sensory examination and evaluation of wine.While the practice of wine tasting is as ancient as its production, a more formalized methodology has slowly become established from the 14th century onwards.
When given wine that they are falsely told is expensive they virtually always report it as tasting better than the very same wine when they are told that it is inexpensive.A tasting note refers to a taster's written testimony about the aroma, taste identification, acidity, structure, texture, and balance of a wine.Online wine communities like Bottlenotes allow members to maintain their tasting notes online and for the reference of others.Higher temperatures will minimize acidity and tannins while increasing the aromatics.Typically, the ideal shape is considered to be wider toward the bottom, with a narrower aperture at the top (tulip or egg shaped).Before taking a sip, the taster tries to determine the order in which the wines should be assessed by appearance and nose alone.
Heavy wines will be deeper in color and generally more intense on the nose.
The temperature that a wine is served at can greatly affect the way it tastes and smells.
Lower temperatures will emphasize acidity and tannins while muting the aromatics.
Glasses which are widest at the top are considered the least ideal.
Many wine tastings use ISO XL5 glasses, Without having tasted the wines, one does not know if, for example, a white is heavy or light.
Sweeter wines, being denser, will leave thick, viscous streaks (called legs or tears) down the inside of the glass when swirled.