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Are You An Expert Wine Smeller

Jan 16, 2008
It all starts with swirling and sniffing your favorite wine. Experts can tell you what wine you are drinking just by taking a little whiff from the top of the wine bottle. However, you can train yourself to do that in no time. With proper practice and consistent little steps, you can just smell what kind of wine you are drinking. Here are a few ways that I would like to share that will help you make your nose stronger and your sense of smell smarter.

Pour your wine into a glass and stick your nose right into it. Its the top air pocket in the glass that holds the aroma. This is the airspace where you will be easily able to detect the scent of the wine. Also do not wear and strong perfume or cologne on yourself as the smell might fade out your wine's aroma. Keeping that idea of fading out in mind, also when you are trying to smell wine, do it well away from strong foods. Strong foods such as spicy food or food high in taste can easily mix smells with others and give your wine a false impression that it doesn't deserve.

Another way to become a wine smelling expert is to simply start sniffing around. What I mean by that is smell all the food that you cook. The ingredients, the fruits, the vegetables everything that is in you sight should be registered in your nose or as I like to call it, you smell database. Once these are stored in your head, you can easily identify them when they are presented in front of you an even further create your own crazy grape wine mixes.

Wine smelling can be awesome, but it can also be awful. Not something that can be threatening to your life, but if you were playing around with some bad grapes, you are not going to like it when you try to smell it. In fact, some wine nerds have some harsh words for these wine such as petrol, manure, sweaty saddle, burnt match and the list goes on. The real wine geeks even have an acronym for these kind of tastes, it is D.N.P.I.M or do not put in mouth. The good news is that you can avoid these not so friendly smells by doing one simple thing, taste your batch of grapes first before using them to make wine. Most people get so excited especially the first time that they just want to throw it all in their. Refrain from such actions and you'll enjoy you wine smelling and tasting 100% more.

When I first got into wine smelling, it was kind of weird. But I'm glad I put myself through that small process, because it just makes the whole wine making hobby so much fun. It's like taking your hobby to the next level and at the same time you strengthened you sense of taste. Its truly amazing and definitely unlimited on how far you can take making wine at home.
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