So you’re all set to go and attend one of the many wine tours that Margaret River has to offer. Unfortunately, the fact that you’re a total wine newbie has got you scared stiff. Relax—learning how to taste wine is no different from learning how to appreciate music or art. To put it succinctly, it’s all about savouring the moment. To kick start your wine tasting journey, here are the five basic wine characteristics to keep in mind:
Sweetness is a taster’s very first impression of wine. To evaluate the sweetness of wine, focus on how it tastes at the tip of your tongue. If you feel a tingling sensation, that’s an indication of the wine’s sweetness. If the wine has residual sugar, then you’ll experience a lot of sweetness.