Wine tasting in 4 simple steps.
1-LOOK. Using a white background evaluate the color of the wine and its clarity. Red wines will range from dark, rusty red to purple. White whines will range from almost clear to amber.
2-SWIRL. Gently move the wine glass in a circular motion to aerate (aka introduce air to release the aromas).
3-SMELL. Place your nose in the glass taking a deep breath paying attention to the aromas.
4-TASTE. Take a sip and gently coat your mouth with the wine. Observe the flavors.