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Loudonville Wine & Spirits

@Kimberly Square

475 Albany-Shaker-Road

Loudonville, NY 12211

(Next To PriceChopper)

518-435-8035

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Open Seven Days-A-Week

  Sunday 12 Noon to 6 PM 

Monday - Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM 

Wine Tasting Tips

It's easy to get more value from wine by paying closer attention to what you've just bought. Easy enough, just slow down and take the time to notice what a wine smells like, how it tastes and feels. Wine producers spend a lot of time and effort getting the right mix of flavors, aromas and bouquets into wine for their customers' drinking pleasure. It pays to focus your senses on all the careful work they've done. These 4 tips will assist you in how to evaluate the look, aroma, taste and feel of a wine. You may find you come to enjoy, understand  and appreciate the taste of wine more than ever before.

 

Observe  It is possible to judge the age, flavor concentration, and alcohol levels in wine when it sits in the glass. Often you can even guess what grape variety it's made from by its visual impact. Young white wines are usually lightly colored and become dark with age; young red wines begin dark and lighten up with age. Light bodied wines are usually lighter in color and texture whereas heavier wines will be darker in color and heavier in teture and run slowly down from the rim of the glass.

 

Swirling the wine in the glass aerates the wine to release vapors from the sides of the glass  for you to smell.

 

Sniffing Our most primitive sense is our sense of smell. With some wines (Pinot Noir, Madeiras, Liqueur Muscats, etc.)  aroma is often the most interestingly complex part of the wine. Remember, 80% of our sense of taste is actually in our nose, these rule over and above the simple sweet, salt, sour and bitter tastes determined in the mouth. Aromas enter the nose before anything goes into the mouth. After the wine is in the mouth, aromas continue to sneak up the back of the throat before swallowing. It continues to shape the impression of flavor after swallowing. Sniffing is the most important sense to a professional wine taster. This first impression is often the most clear-cut and distinctive received, with everything that happens after in the mouth confirming this impression.

 

Swishing aerates and warms wine to further develop flavors experienced earlier.

Most importantly, we suggest you taste as many different wines as possible. Taste, experience, remember, and above all, enjoy!

 

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