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Class 1: Before You Taste -- and See and Sniff


This module is all about setting up a tasting. It explains types of tastings (both fun and serious), stemware and decanting as well as a host of tidbits to keep in mind so your tasting goes smoothly.



Like hearing a seductive whisper, hearing someone say "I'm going to a wine tasting" grabs our attention. Tasting is fun. Learning about wine is fun. And sometimes it's serious work. Here is a run-down of the various types of tastings you might attend or organize.

Walk-Around Tasting

Whether first growths or everyday quaffs are being poured, walk-arounds offer the opportunity to try a lot of wines and to ask a lot of questions. ...

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