Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wine Tasting...


I love visiting winemakers in their tasting rooms, sampling small - production rarities. But that’s hardly the only benefit of traveling to great viticultural regions. Wine tastes better at its source, and vineyards are usually surrounded by breathtakingly lush scenery. Beyond that, a thriving wine industry tends to attract accomplished restaurateurs and, eventually, first-class hoteliers. People around the world are increasingly passionate about wine and visiting wineries...

Wine Tasting...

Drinking wine is easy; tasting wine requires following a fairly standard set of procedures. Professional tasters prefer a day-lit, odor-free room with white walls and tabletops to allow for optimum viewing of a wine’s color without anything visually stimulating enough to distract one from the wine. Normal people enjoy tasting wine with friends at a dinner table and do not worry about the distractions of food smells and other niceties.



No matter where you conduct your tasting, make sure your wines are served at the right temperature. This is critical! Wines served too cold cannot really be tasted. Those served too warm will seem out of balance.

Basic 6 step process of wine tasting...

Look at a Wine, Swirl the wine in the glass, Smell the wine, Taste It, Swallow or Spit and finally, Make a Note.

If you are at a serious tasting, most people will be making written notes on the wines they are tasting.



Al principio IL VINO è...






...una collina
...un solco che attraversa la collina
...portare con le mani screpolate dai geli
...legare il tralcio al ferro e alle canne
...togliere i germogli al legno vecchio e legare quelli che portano il frutto
...un profumo dolce fra limone e magnolia
...uno sciame di api, un fiorire di vite, uno sbocciare di grappoli
...colorarsi di tenero blu, di trasparenze paglierine




...le ore della vendemmia su per le colline ove le vigne si tingono con i colori dell'autunno
...il profumo del mosto che bolle nei tini


Alla fine IL VINO è... ...un'Emozione


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Ti regalo un sorriso...una carezza...un abbraccio...dal mio cuore al tuo...dolce notte!!!