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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.