How to taste wine

How to taste wine…

So, once you have a glass of wine in your hand, what next? Here’s your step-by-step guide to getting the most out of your sip. First, have a sniff of your wine, swirl it around to release the aromas, and take a look at the colour. Then, take a deep sniff, and see what flavours you pick up on the nose. Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for: take a sip. To make sure you get the full impact and all the flavours, try swishing it around in your mouth. And then, the final question: spit or swallow? 

If you’d prefer to pace your alcohol intake, or you’re driving, little buckets are usually available to spit into. It’s pretty widely acceptable (as is chucking the rest of the tasting glass after a small sip). Do whatever suits you best: the most important thing is to have a great time.

Wine Shop

Shop

Welcome to Perold Wine Cellar… We pride ourselves on the outstanding quality of wines as well as our service.

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Wineries

Wineries

Our Wineries are specifically chosen to deliver excellent wine with great stories behind the label. With over 300 years of winemaking history, South Africa is often described as bridging...

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Tasting room

Tasting Room

We have a lovely Tasting room perfect for any event or we can come to a venue you have hired, or recommend a venue to hire suitable for your budget and the type of event you wish to organise.

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