5 Essential Wine Tasting Tips for Beginners

Many enthusiasts would like for you to believe that wine is complicated. While the flavors of wine may be complex, tasting wine isn’t something you have to be educated to do. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the tasting. The following are just five essential wine tasting tips for beginners.

Prepare for the Tasting

Because you will be trying 4-6 different wines at most tastings, it pays to have a small meal before hand. This can help ward off the ill-effects of having wine on an empty stomach. Once you’re through with the meal, have a few plain crackers to cleanse your palate. This will help ensure that you get the full flavor effects of the wine rather than a mingling of flavors from the grilled chicken you had at dinner.