|A former member||
New member here. My name is Ethan, and I work at Alaska Denali Winery. Figured that would be relevent to the interests of this group. Dunno how many have been to the Winery, but figured I'd jus throw it out there that I could host a tasting event here for anyone intersted. If not, hope to get out and meet up somewhere in town with this group!
If you are interested in expanding your horizons or sharing your thoughts about wine you are invited to join us as we tour the town tasting and swirling our glasses identifying the clarity, nose, climate and the region. Clink to the grape.
Pour a glass of wine into a suitable wine glass. Then take a good look at the wine. Tilt the glass away from you and check out the color of the wine from the rim edges to the middle of the glass (it's helpful to have a white background - either paper, napkin or a white tablecloth).
What color is it? Look beyond red, white or blush. If it's a red wine is the color maroon, purple, ruby, garnet, red, brick or even brownish? If it's a white wine is it clear, pale yellow, straw-like, light green, golden, amber or brown in appearance?
Our sense of smell is critical in properly analyzing a glass of wine. To get a good impression of your wine's aroma, swirl your glass for a solid 10-12 seconds (this helps vaporize some of the wine's alcohol and release more of its natural aromas) and then take a quick whiff to gain a first impression.
Finally, take a taste. Start with a small sip and let it roll around your mouth. There are three stages of taste: the Attack phase, the Evolution phase and the Finish.
If your intrest is more in lne with that nectar made from malted grain & hops Known as beer:
If you prefer other liquors we'll explore those as well.