If you’ve ever smelled your glass of wine expecting a bouquet of raspberries, lilac, coffee and chocolate and thought: just smells like wine to me, this post is for you.
First off, know that you’re definitely not alone. Distinguishing aromas is one of the most difficult parts of the wine tasting process. Don’t despair though, this skill can be trained and improved. Here are my five tips for better distinguishing aromas in your wine!
Before we get into the tips, let’s just talk quickly about the elephant in the room. When I first started learning about wine and read that a wine had notes of pineapple, vanilla, and cinnamon I wondered if that meant the wine was made with these ingredients. How else would it have those flavors and aromas?
Turns out, aromas found in wine are derived from chemical reactions. This means there was no pineapple (or vanilla or cinnamon for that matter) in the wine I was tasting. This is great news for wines with notes of dirt, rubber hose, or even petroleum. But why, then, do we describe the wine as having these particular aromas if they’re not actually present in the wine?
Trying new wines is fun, but trying new wines with friends is even better! An in-home wine tasting is a great way to learn about wines in a stress free environment. Plus, getting to drink five (or more) bottles of wine at a time in the name of education is an added bonus! But what exactly do you need to host the perfect wine tasting at home? I’ve got you covered.
Here is my guide on hosting the perfect wine tasting at home:
The world of wine can be intimidating for beginners. You often go into it with all these misconceptions in your head that you’ve read online, or have been told by an avid wine lover. But is everything you hear true? And should it stop you from diving into the world of wine? The answer is no to both.
I started Cork and Fizz to make wine more approachable and fun. Today, I’m sticking to my guns by debunking five wine myths you’ve been told, and educating you with the facts!
I feel rosé is often overlooked throughout most of the year. Yes, rosé is a staple in the summer, but there’s so many different varieties of rosé that make it drinkable all year round! The trick is to find the right one for you. Follow me through this guide to finding a new favorite rosé.
I created Cork & Fizz to share my passion and make wine more approachable to everyone. I wanted to be a resource for casual sippers and wine lovers like myself. To be able to really share my passion this past year has been so fulfilling, and I’m excited to see what the new year holds.
In the spirit of expanding your wine horizons, I’ve compiled a list of six wine resolutions you should try for yourself in this new year.