Archive for September, 2008 :
Late March/early April is a busy time in the Bordeaux wine region. This period each year marks the beginning of the “en Primeur” tastings, when hordes of wine journalists, importers and wine merchants from all over the world descend on the Bordeaux vineyards to get their first taste of the most recent vintage. What ...
The French have two words for “tasting”: gouter, which means simply to taste as in to sample, or déguster, which means to taste with the goal of identifying the characteristics of a product to enable one to judge its quality. In the world of wine, we favor the term déguster. La dégustation of wine is [...]
Wine Tasting: Why do we taste wine instead of just drinking it? To better appreciate its qualities, to assess whether the wine is drinkable (like when the waiter pours a little of the wine you ordered into your glass for you to taste at a restaurant), and to be able to identify typical aromas [...]