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What is a wine tasting?

A wine tasting is done in order to know what are the smells, tastes and colors of wine to catalog it and to conclude their properties, both visual and taste. It is performed by professionals or oenologists, but the tastings lately are aimed at wine lovers, amateurs and people who want to know more about wine culture.

Normally, in the tasting five different wines are ...


Color and sound, important when tasting

In the same way that traditional theories about flavours are being overtaken by new findings showing that gustatory variety is much larger than the common belief told so far, a recent experiment provides the basis of a whole wide range of possibilities regarding the factors that influence the wine tasting.


Wine blind tastings: what for?

I've been online for a while and I 'm realizing how many articles out there explain why blind tastings are cool. I do not know how much prose on a subject that is so clear (LOL, could not help sticking a little joke). Well, I certainly do not know what do you think about it but I find it difficult to decide whether I prefer it in the dark or with the eyes wide open (well, let's...


The last name of wines

To mention that a wine has terpenes, pyrazines, norisoprenoids or volatile thiols in the musts, just to name a few, can be hard to understand by the consumer. However, if you were told that the bottle of wine you just bought is composed of a grape wine which releases in its elaboration floral aromas (terpenes) and has a strong scent of pepper (pyrazines), could relate well...


Ribera del Duero's secret

Ribera del Duero wines usually do not disappoint and you also can find some very good, or excellent, affordable to almost all budgets. But if you want to give yourself a treat you can also find here some of the most expensive wines of Spain.

This wine region is preferred among others by the younger generation that, after some years of absence returns to imbibe of wine...


The color of wine

At the beginning of a wine tasting, the first thing to consider is the color of it, its appearance, the visual features. In order to appreciate its color in the best way, it should be done in natural light since artificial light can be quite misleading. It is true that for many the candlelight can be convenient, on a white background, to recognize a tonality, but in the case of...


Christmas dinner: Wine

Now is the time, we have the the great dinner, the guests, the champagne to toast and glasses after, but what wine should we serve? What wonderful Bacchus liquor for pairing such a varied dinner as the Christmas one?

There are many tips to pair such complex menus, but the most important of all is: There is not just one formula to cope up with a dinner pairing. Once we...