Conduct the Best Wine Reviews & Tastings

Wine Reviews & Ratings: Find the Perfect Wine with eSommelier


Are you an experienced wine collector interested in conducting your own wine review and tasting? If so, here are a few tips to help you get started.


Selecting Your Wines


The first step is to select the wines you want to taste. When selecting wine for a tasting, it's essential to choose various styles and types. This will help you evaluate them more accurately. You'll also want to make sure that all the wines are from the same vintage so that you can judge them more effectively.


Preparing Your Glasses


Before you start tasting, you'll need to prepare your glasses. Rinse each glass with warm water, and then pour a small amount of white wine into each glass. This will help remove any residual flavors or odors that may be present.


Tasting the Wines


Now it's time to start tasting! Take a small sip of wine and swirl it around in your mouth. Then, use your tongue to evaluate its flavor, body, and acidity. Finally, take a deep breath through your nose and use your sense of smell to evaluate the wine's aromas.


Evaluating Your Tasting Notes


Once you've finished tasting, it's time to evaluate your notes. It's best to give each wine its page in a journal or notebook so that you can keep all your tasting notes organized. Begin each page with the date and time you tasted the wine, along with its name, year, and winery. Then, list all your tasting notes on that page.


Scoring Your Wines


The best way to evaluate a wine is by giving it a score from one to ten. This will help you determine if the wine is worth purchasing again in the future. It's best to use a point system to give the wine points for each of its characteristics. For example, if it has an excellent aroma and flavor but poor acidity and body, you would give it five out of ten points.


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