Drinking Vs Tasting Wines?

To many people, tasting wine means taking a sip and swallowing immediately. this is not “tasting” but “drinking” literally.

Proper tasting, however, is done more slowly, with your taste buds. You have taste buds all over your mouth. When tasting wine, be aware of the most important sensations of tastes. Pay attention to where these sensations of taste and your personal thresholds to those tastes. Pay attention to where these sensations occur on your tongue and in your mouth.

In Grape Adventure World, tasting wine is no big deal, it’s not rocket science. But by paying attention to every sensations of the tastes, you are one step closer to appreciate wine, food, people and life…

You can read all the books written on wine to become more knowledgeable on the subject, but it is in the tasting of wines that you truly enhance your understanding. Below are the necessary steps for tasting wine. Follow them with a glass of wine in hand!

Wine tasting can be broken down into five basic steps: Color, Swirl, Smell, Taste, and Savor.

The human element of smell and taste:

Bouquet is the total smell of the wine.

Aroma is the smell of the grapes.

The “nose” of a wine is a word that wine tasters use to describe the bouquet and aroma of the wine.

The average person has five thousand taste buds.

Other sensations of wine include numbing, tingling, drying, cooling, warmth, and coating. We are going to break this into 5 sections, and will discuss respectively in the following five posts.

Grape Adventurers, Are you ready to dive into the wine world?

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On aging wine

What to consider when determine whether a wine will age well?

1. The colour and the grape:

Red wine, because their tannin content, can generally age longer than whites, and certain red grapes, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, tend to have more tannin than, say, Pinot noir, and age accordingly.

2. The vintage:

The better the weather conditions in a given year, the more likely the wines from that vintage will have a better balance of fruits, acids, and tannins, and therefore the potential to age longer.

3. Where the wine comes from:

Certain vineyards have optimum conditions for growing grapes, including such factors as the right soil quality, favourable weather, good drainage, and the slope of the land. All of the is contributes to producing a great wine that will need time to age.

4.How the wines are made:

The longer the wine remains in contact with its skins during fermentation, the more it will have of the natural preservative tannin, which will help it age longer. Fermenting and/or ageing in oak also increases tannin.

5. Wine Storage Conditions:

Even the best-made wines in the world will not age well if they are improperly stored. For long-term ageing, the best storage conditions for wine are 13C and 75 percent humidity.

 

#002 Life is too short to drink cheap wine!

Hey Grape Adventurers! How was your day?

No matter it’s great or it sucks, remember to come to our GrapeAdventure Community for a refresh!

Life is too short, you deserve to surround yourself with meaning stuff and caring people. Never ever waste your time being mad at people who doesn’t even worth your attention, don’t waste time doing things you don’t like, don’t waste time weeping for things that had happened, or worrying about things in the future. Your life is just so precious! So, why waste your time to drink cheap wine?!

Nothing is forever
And life goes so fast
Each minute that passes
Is one you can’t get back

When troubles arrive
And knock you off your feet
Stand up and smile
And think about love and wine

Every morning when you wake
Decide right from the start
That “Today will be a great day”!
Grape Adventurers all know that well lol

Salut!

On Grape Varieties

Bonjour, Grape Adventurers!

Today we are going to walk you through on grape varieties!

The major wine grapes come from the species Vitis Vinifera. It includes many different varieties of grapes–both red and white–including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Syrah.

Grapes are agricultural products that require specific growing conditions. For example, most red grapes need a longer growing season than do white grapes, so red grapes are usually planted in warmer locations. The areas with a reputation for fine wines have the right soil and favourable weather conditions for the variety of grape grown there.

Proper drainage is also a requisite. Weather considerations include the growing season, the number of days of sunlight, the angle of the sun, average temperature, and rainfall. A vine doesn’t usually produce grapes suitable for winemaking until the third year, but will then continue to produce good-quality grapes for forty years or more.

The most important factors in winemaking:

Geographic location

Soil

Weather

Grape Variety

Vinification: the actual winemaking process

#001 Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.

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Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. — Benjamin Franklin

Men are like wine- some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. — Pope John XXII

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Save Water and Drink Wine

Save Water and Drink Wine

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As wine lovers, we often find excuses for ourselves to indulge in wines, and i personally love this quote so much— save water and drink wine! what do you think? lol