What do ‘Professionals’ look for?
These are the three standard things we look at:
Look. This is the easy part. You only need to look at the shade of the color. For white wines, it would probably be ranging from straw white to dark gold. And for red wines, from medium red, purplish-red to dark red, and sometimes dark red with brown tinge. Among the three, the look is comparatively the least likely to determine whether the bottle you are drinking from is good stuff or not. It only hints to you on the age of the wine, full-bodied or not, and confirmation of specific grape varietals.
Palate. This is the tasting part. The one most of us enjoyed because as we imbibe the wine and its alcohol, the intoxication and taste make us happy (and high). When the taste is complex with different flavors, the enjoyment is like partaking of a cuisine that is bursting with many flavors. And when the wine fluid goes down, good wine is one whose taste lingers on in the mouth for quite a while. From this, we would think that among the three, the palate part is the most important. Actually ...... Science has shown us that the NOSE GREATLY influences our taste and the information we send to our brain.
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