An Introduction to Wine Tasting

Dr. Nicholas Janitsary is a criminologist who also serves as managing director of New Dimension Group. In his spare time, Nicholas Janitsary enjoys scuba diving, sailing, and sampling various wines.

Wine tasting is an enjoyable and relatively inexpensive hobby that can be acquired at any point in a person’s life, as long as they are of legal drinking age. While collectors of fine wine may spend several hundred dollars on a single bottle, wine tasters often sample dozens of rare and exotic wines during a tasting for a single price.

Beginning wine tasters should start by evaluating the color and clarity of the wine they are trying. By tilting a wine glass away, the taster will be able to better examine the color. Red wines range from a maroon or ruby hue to brick or slightly brown, while white wines can be yellow, golden, or even subtly green. Before sampling the wine, tasters should smell the wine they are about to drink. A proper scent test is conducted by swirling the wine glass for several seconds before taking a brief yet deep breath. Finally, the taster can drink the wine and enjoy the taste. The complexities and richness of various wines are truly the backbone of this hobby, as individuals can savor the wine from its initial impact all the way through the after taste.

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