“How did it taste?” -“Good.”
Or how about…
“This wine has bold savory depth and a silky sweetness with mixed earth quality, powerful and tannic!” …wine tasting notes lingo got you confused? No worries – serious wine drinkers are known for their “powerful” eloquence indeed! How can you work your way up to tasting a wine like a pro? Let’s begin with the basics. Human tongues are limited to the primary tastes perceived by taste buds on the tongue: sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Have a look to see where these taste buds are located on your tongue. Notice that sweetness is located at the very tip of your tongue. The key takeaway here is this: to judge a wine’s taste, don’t just gulp it down (duh)! Instead, swirl a sip around in the mouth and cover all areas of the tongue with wine, so all taste buds get to participate in the full experience. So – how did it taste?