Learning and enjoying tasting: the taste

Thursday April 19th, 2012

The world of the wine for everybody.

The world of the wine for everybody.

One of the best moments in front of a wine, is the tasting. Let’s see how the taste intervenes in the tasting.

As you can know, the taste buds are the organs that make us to perceive these four basic flavours: sweet, acid, savory and bitter. These flavours can  can be perceived, to a greater or lesser extent, in all wines. Their virtue will depend on their balance and greater or lesser power.

In the tasting, the mouth heat the wine, so the aromas come out and stimulate taste centre. Thanks to this, we can perceive different flavors, from the sweet and the acid ones, to the bitter ones.

Once you drink the wine, this one leaves in the mouth some sensations which are called the aftertaste. The period of time these sensations can be perceived in the mouth, is the persistence.

Of course, there are people who are able to perceive more flavors tan other because our perception threshold varies considerably from a person to another. So, if at the beginning you can´t perceive many flavors, don’t worry. Practice is a way to learn.




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