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Class 2: Tasting Reds

the four steps of sensory evaluation

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Before you start the tasting

  • Make sure you have the Class 2 Tasting Journal from the Journal packet you downloaded and printed out from the Class 2 Intro.
  • Fill in the top portion of the Tasting Journal. This information helps you remember the wines and also provides clues to how the wine will taste:

    Producer: the name of the winery or chateau

    Growing Area: the region where the grapes were grown; probably Beaujolais and California for these two wines

    Vintage: the year the grapes were harvested

    Alcohol: the alcohol content is given as a percentage

    Price: the cost of the bottle or glass in a store or restaurant

  • Pull the corks from...

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