Course: Sensory Evaluation

Class 3: Thinking and Talking Wine

Module 2: From Sensing to Describing

We enjoy wine. We love drinking it. We appreciate wine with a good meal and we love sharing a bottle with friends.

Then why is wine so hard to describe? What is so difficult about sniffing wine and coming up with a couple of measly words to describe the aromas?

There are actually a few reasons, including:
  1. The way your brain is wired

  2. Your wine tasting vocabulary

  3. The way you have organized that vocabulary
A Poetic Description
But it's not one you're likely to find in Wine Spectator. You'll understand why as soon as you wade through it.

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