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Wine tasting is not just like art it is an art While wine tasting can be subjective in nature wine connoisseurs follow some general guidelines when judging a wine It is very easy to learn the techniques of wine tasting and if you already enjoy wine leaning the nuances will simultaneously increase the pleasure you derive from tasting A wine may be tasted to determine the type of wine to appraise its quality to determine its blend to detect origin or in comparison with different wines Different types of wine are not judged by the same standards such as merlot and chardonnay thus the difficulty lies in appraising each wine within it own category Senses such as sight smell taste and touch are used to examine the different categories Sight is used to reveal the different aspects of a wines character and quality Visually observe the wines viscosity or legs which run down the sides of the glass when it is swirled The slower moving the legs the denser the flavor If a red wine is pale to brickish and has slow moving legs you can expect the wine to be mature Most wines should be brilliant and clear as opposed to cloudy or hazy unless the winemaker purposely left the wine unfiltered to create a certain flavor or stylistic difference The intensity and shade is referred as the robe we say a wine is ruby garnet or purplish as red wines age they fade going from deep purple to eventually a brick color Intense color generally signifies good quality whereas browning indicates the wine is oxidized or over it peak The color intensity of a red wine is an indication of the body while wines show it state of oxidation white wines grow darker Savoring the smell of wine is used to identify the components in the aroma and bouquet recalling aromas that you have experienced before Certain types
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