DIY Wine Tasting
Sorrenti Family Estate’s
Pro Tips for Wine Tasting
1. Determine the order of your tasting
If your tasting will include both white and red wines, sample whites first, regardless of varietal. With less tannins than red, crisp white wines are a great start. Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio are two popular selections.
Next, move onto red wines and notice their heartiness in contrast. Consider trying Baco Noir, one of the first reds grown and bottled by the Sorrenti family.
After, should you be tasting sweet and fruit wines, now is the time to try those satisfying flavors! The candy-like sweetness of Watermelon Rose´ is a pure delight.
Close out your tasting with a dessert wine or spirit for something extra special. With notes of warm apple pie spice, this Apple Pie Lightening is like a dessert and spirit all in one!
2. Have some snacks on hand to cleanse your palate between samples and bring out flavor
Starches like crackers, pretzels, and popcorn can be found on tasting bars across the country and are a perfect place to start for your own DIY experience.
Hard cheeses go great with sweet, sparkling, medium red or bold red wines, while soft cheeses are ideal with sweet and sparkling wines as well as rich whites and dessert wines. Cured meats are sure to be a hit with all red wines.If you’re looking to stay on the lighter side, consider a vegetable crudité spread to compliment dry whites and sparkling.
3. Be ready to take notes
Wine tastings are fun AND informative! This is a great opportunity to take the time to explore your own palate and preferences. Who knows, you might surprise yourself and find a new favorite!
Grab a pencil and paper. Write down your observations on the look, smell and taste of each wine.
4. Purchase your favorite bottle either in store, online to pickup in store, or online to ship!
5. Pop open your bottle and enjoy a glass! Show the world how much you enjoyed your DIY Wine Tasting!