Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Gary Vaynerchuk on: How to Taste Wine

Gary's attitude is simple: Taste in a way that allows you most fully understand the wine. Can't smell the bouquet? Stick your nose all the way in and sniff harder. The most practical, non-flowery or aesthetic-driven description of tasting I've encountered. Also, Gary is doing these shows off-the-cuff. He's not sure beforehand of his reaction, and it shows in the sincerity of his conclusions.

How to taste wine: overview

The shape of the glass makes a difference

Decanting makes a difference

Temperature makes a difference

Wine ratings are subjective

How to train your palate - The Vayniac Way

Vintage year matters

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