Do a day of tasting only reds.
Then do one for whites.
How was your experience affected?
Buds pushing, then visibly breaking. Flowering, set, then the clusters. Same cycle every year but entirely different.
When selling wine, talk about the vineyard, the vintage and the conditions, how the vineyard was shaped by both. If it’s and AVA or county blend, talk about that. If the state’s name’s in the bottle, speak in that state and why it’s prominent as a growing region. What was the weather like there, in that lot, region, state. If you don’t know, educate yourself. I’ve found this is how you speak the language of the wine your representing, educating people on and in.
2018, vineyards all over the county and state… what will the vineyards say, what we all want to know. Or maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m impatient. But there’s no way to know, yet. Just have to wait, then we’ll have something to say.
stretches across senses.
“Empty old coffee cup at your grandma’s house or some dive diner.”
Tasting new wines last night and I had expectations that I found hard to shed, on a Petite Sirah. I forced myself to sip and pretend I didn’t know what it was at all. I had to convince myself of this, and it worked. I saw more in the PS, and was educated in the varietal. I feel that too often we are locked into our perceptions and set understandings when it comes to varietals. It tasted better, actually, with this mind I assumed, and I felt more of what the wine was trying to say. I felt closer to the wine, the act of sipping it.