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Class 10: Wine in Real Life

tasting: wine & food
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The Wine Tasting

The time has come to evaluate wines on your own. Recall the questions posed in the previous tastings as you fill in all the sections of your Tasting Journal.

Following the tasting order rule of thumb, lightest to heaviest, evaluate the Riesling before the Zinfandel.

Once you have finished evaluating the wines, use the Pairing Worksheet included with the Class 10 printed materials to lead you through the food and wine pairing questions presented in this final tasting.


The Food Pairing

When comparing wines, you already know that the balance of components -- acidity, fruit, alcohol and tannins -- plays a...

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