Whether you are taking a tour of Margaret River wineries for the first time or planning your umpteenth visit, it pays to truly understand wines and know how to taste them like an expert. Tasting, however, is not exactly the same as drinking wine; this delicate task requires you to pay attention to your senses to better appreciate wine’s fine qualities. Plenty of factors in the environment also affect how wine tastes.
According to master sommelier Tim Gaiser, the sense of smell and taste is different in every individual, and so is the tolerance for wine ingredients. For instance, one person may find the wine’s acidity overpowering, another might notice its tannins and still another consider the sulphur dioxide content too strong.