SIP: Acidity, Body, Flavor
SIP involves using your senses of taste, touch and smell to evaluate a wine's Taste, Body and Flavor.
How to Sip
- Put the glass to your lips and sip 1/4 - 1/3 ounce, just enough wine to wet the insides of your mouth.
- With the wine resting just behind your lower front teeth, purse your lips as if to blow out a candle and gently draw air into your mouth through the wine. You will hear a gurgling noise as you do. This aerates the wine and releases its aromas.
- Spit the wine into your spit cup.
Taste and Touch
- The sense that we call "taste" has two parts:
- A sensation of taste -- sweet, sour/tart or bitter