Recording | Savor the Flavor: Learn How to Taste Wine

Delve into a world of flavor with a lesson on wine tasting!

We eat and drink every day, but how often do we truly taste? In this Meetup Live recording, we’ll be delving into a world of flavor with a lesson on wine tasting!

Grab a bottle of something fun and watch Mandy Naglich, Advanced Cicerone® and author of How to Taste, as she demonstrates a tasting method designed to help you get the most out of what you’re imbibing. Learn how to engage the five senses when you sniff, swirl, and sip your wine—even if it’s non-alcoholic. Get the lowdown on terms like mouthfeel, terroir, and tannins so you can choose your next vintage with the confidence of a pro!

Wine recommendations to follow along:
These are all relatively affordable and widely available

  • French rose: AIX Rose, Whispering Angel, and Peyrassol Reserve Des Templiers Rose, The Beach by Whispering Angel
  • Spanish or Italian rose: Txakoli Rosé “RK”, Tormaresca Calafuria Rosé Salento, Campo Viejo Rosé, Luna Nuda Rosé
  • Sparkling wine: Mirabeau La Folie Sparkling Rose, Chandon Rosé Sparkling, Mercat Cava Brut Rose, Campo Viejo Cava Brut Rose
  • Non-alcoholic wine or tea: TÖST Non-Alcoholic Rosé, Wölffer Estate Spring in a Bottle, The Republic of Tea Hibiscus Strawberry Tea, Tazo Passion Herbal Tea, Good & Gather Organic Herbal Tea Bags Raspberry Hibiscus


Top Q&A Questions and Resources:

  • Should rosé be refrigerated?
    • It should be stored in the refrigerator. You’ll be able to enjoy the crispness and acidity when it’s chilled, but you’ll also get more flavor when it warms up. Let your rosé sit out for 10 minutes before you pour it.
  • How do you tell if your wine has gone bad?
    • If you ever smell musty-ness, like a basement or closet, that means the wine has become corked. This means, there is the presence of a chemical compound called TCA in the wine.
  • How long can you keep an open bottle of wine?
    • It varies from wine to wine. More delicate wines start to lose their flavor after a week. Rosé should be kept for no longer than a week, however, some red wines can last longer.


Last modified on August 14, 2023