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What Should I be Tasting?

January 8, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve gotten this question from a few people over time. They’ll taste the wine, swish it around and then ask me: “What should I be tasting?” The best part about this question is that the answer is comforting. You should be tasting what you taste.

Let’s put it this way. You’ve been tasting things your entire life. You already know how to do this. To start with, simply decide whether or not you like what you’ve just put in your mouth. If you don’t like it, that’s absolutely fine. Don’t drink it. Just because it’s wine doesn’t mean that it’s good, or that if you do not like it you are somehow unsophisticated.

I bet there’s something out there you do like.

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