Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

As you try more and more wines, your awareness of flavour and your personal preferences will develop. Giving wine some contemplation whilst you're drinking it is easily the best method for finding your way around the grapes, regions and styles of the wine world. It's far more enjoyable than simply reading about it, and a taste will stay in your memory far longer than any book.

If you're unsure of what you'd like to try, take a look at our section on wine flavours, where we investigate the major styles of wine, and offer some suggestions to get you started.

Remember that wine tasting is not a test - there are no right answers. Any wine that tastes good to you is good wine!

Tasting Wine
Our guide on how to taste wine, from reading the label to enjoying its finish ...
Wine Flavours
A guide to the twelve flavour styles, helping you to choose the right type wine for you ...
Developing Your Tasting Skills
How to sharpen your wine tasting palate ...
Keeping a Wine Tasting Record
Using a wine journal to record your good and bad wine experiences ...
Identifying a Faulty Wine
How do you know if a wine is faulty? We look at the colours, flavours and aromas that should act as warning signs ...
Glossary of Wine Tasting Terms
Impress all your friends at dinner parties with our A-Z list of wine tasting terms ...