The best way to find out which wines satisfy your taste buds is to wine taste. How else can you compare the different wines?
However, Wines.com provides amature wine tasters with five simple tips that could improve their experience and help them make the best choice.
1. Use a clear wine glass with rims bent inwards. Why? Inward rims help funnel aromas to the nose and prevent you from spilling your wine when you swirl it.
2. Pour at most one inch of wine into your glass and take a sip of water between wines to preserve your palate.
3. Start with the lightest wines and progress to the heaviest to help keep taste buds more sensitive, which will increase your appreciation for each of the wines. The Web site suggests you try the wines in the following order: sparkling wines; roses; light whites; full-bodied whites; light reds; full-bodied reds; and lastly, dessert wines.
4. Hold the wine glass up to light or against a white background, such as a white napkin and look at the color to get a hint of the wine’s age. White wines tend to gain color as they age, while red wines generally lose their red or burgundy colors and tend to show a hint of tawny brown around the rim.
But noticing the different colors of wine is fun to see, the Web site states. The colors range from pale yellow-green to ruby red to brick red-brown.
5. Move the glass in a circular motion by holding the glass from its the stem to swirl the wine a few times. Swirling aerates the wines and releases vapors emerging from the sides of the glass for you to smell.