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Wine Spectator School

Class 1: Intro to Tasting: White Wine

SIP: Acidity, Body, Flavor

The flavors of a wine are often similar to its aromas. Sometimes you may be able to identify more flavors than aromas, sometimes not.
  • Your tasting checklist reflects this similarity by combining the descriptors for aromas and flavors into one section under SNIFF.

  • When you identify a flavor in your wine, underline the flavor on your tasting journal.

  • Aromas will be circled and flavors will be underlined.



Pinot Grigio

  1. Sip, swish and aerate the Pinot Grigio.

  2. Spit the wine and underline the flavors on your tasting journal.

  3. Repeat as necessary.

    • Do the flavors you detect match the aromas you sensed when you sniffed the wine?

    • Do you detect flavors that you didn't find as aromas?

    • How intense are the...

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