The tasting is to study, describe, define, try and sort, is to carefully test each wine whose quality we see, it's about submitting to our senses and know looking for different faults and qualities.
In short we say that the tasting is to describe the intimacy of a wine. A wine tasting is the art of drinking and basically consists of taking the time to think about what we're drinking, if it focuses all attention on the wine looking, smelling and tasting will have the opportunity to experience all its nuances.
The most logical way to approach a wine is:
1) Through the eye.
2) Through the smell.
3) Through the taste.
The hardest thing to appreciate wine is to describe verbally with detail and precision the sensations perceived in the tasting. To do so requires as a first step to educate the senses, memorizing the sensations perceived, and finally a vocabulary to translate these impressions likely values. And this applies to the wine tasting is a highly subjective and genetically proven that no two persons receiving the same way, if we add to that individual preferences will surely find descriptions that do not share.
It is very difficult to explain to someone what they taste like, what occurs in the mouth feel and what you smell. So the taste is all a personal exercise. Think about what your wine of choice and try to express why ask yourself if you prefer sweet or dry is if you get a sense of softness in the mouth or roughness. Compare these feelings with products that can recognize and identify and describe each with its own language.
Different is if we speak of a professional tasting where the use of terminology is essential for the terms used have the same meaning for everyone.
If you are doing a tasting of wine, you should start with the white, continue the pink and finally red, and within the same group, first dry and then the sweet, the lighter rather than the more structured.
Make sure the wine is at the correct temperature.
Use glass of fine crystal and transparent (uncut).
Prefer a place with good light and ventilation.
Do not wear heavy perfumes.
Fill the cup one third of its capacity (ideal size for tasting).
With the glass tilted note the color and its intensity on a white background, appearance (clean, bright). Turn the cup and you will form drops that fall on the inner walls of glass, these "legs or tears" will give us an idea of the body, texture and alcoholic strength of wine.
Hold the glass by the stem and literally insert her nose, inhale deeply and try to perceive aromas. Turn the glass to release the aromatic compounds and repeat. Compare with other odors perceived aromas known, if it smells like fruit try to clarify what those fruits are they white or red? Are tropical forest?
This is the time it is confirmed that in the other two phases has been grasped. Take a sip of wine large enough to impregnate all the tongue and inside the mouth and breathe in a small amount of air, turn the wine into the mouth. Try to discover the flavors and textures of the wine, and the sensation it provokes. When you have found everything swallow or spit whether to continue tasting.