Wine degustations are generally referred to as wine tastings. It is the art of getting able to identify differences in various types of wines. There are two parts to that. The first part is what is the person looking for? The second is how the person is looking at it. There are traditionally seven steps in the process. The act of degustation started from tasting at dinner tables and later become a method of deciding whether it is safe to drink and might be dangerous and harmful due to aging or bad storage.
Steps in wine degustations
● Seeing: The first thing is checking the wine’s color for those tasters put a light behind the glass to determine whether it is good or not.
● Sniffing: tasters try to smell the wine and judge the wine from its perfume
● Swirling: while getting the wine on the glass’s surface, it should slide off at the side as it is generally not so syrupy and oily.
● Sipping: it is enough to get a sip of the wine and get a taste to identify whether it is good or not.
● Swishing: tasters swish the wine in their mouth as a mouthwash and get a coat of liquid in their gums and mouth for allowing the wine to heat up as the body temperature.
● Spiting or swallowing: if there are fewer wines for tasting, then swallowing is the option, but if there are more wines, spitting is the best option.
There are various aspects of wine degustations. It differs for each vintage type and its nuances. Tasters usually check oakiness, sweetness, and tannin. Above all this, the real test is done by the taster like the wine. They provide validity of the wine and give accurate results so that people can enjoy wine.