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Wine tasting tips and tricks

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Some of us have no idea how to taste wine, some of us would call ourselves professionals.  For those of you open to learning here are some great tips and tricks for tasting wine: Using your nose The majority of your sense of taste comes from your nose. This is the most important part of… Read more »

Are your tastebuds up to scratch for tasting wine?

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We have all come across it before, your tasting a new food or wine, you find it appealing, while your friend finds it disgusting. Why is that? And how does it happen? Sure, we all have taste buds in our mouths but we all have different amounts, with different strengths. Therefore, food and wine tastes… Read more »

Does the size, shape, look of your wine glass actually matter?

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Why exactly are wine glasses shaped in particular ways? Is it actually relevant to the wine? And does it really matter? The answer is yes! It does matter and even those people who are new to wine drinking or tasting can easily learn to identify the best glass to use. There are hundreds of styles… Read more »

Why should you decant your wine?

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Decanting is the process of introducing oxygen to wine to essentially ‘open up’ the wine’s flavours. It’s all about letting your wine breathe!  Exposing the wine to the air releases the characteristics that have been cooped up just waiting to burst out and be enjoyed! It’s important to note that only red wines should be… Read more »