5 Favorite Steps for Tasting Wine

A refresher course on the 5 S’s of Tasting Wine from Joy’s JOY of Wine.

iStock_000004237206SmallThere are five key steps to remember in order to get the full benefit from a glass of wine; better known as the Five S’s of Wine Tasting!

1)  See – Hold your glass up to the light, tilt is slightly and take a good look. With a white wine you’re looking for clarity, brilliance, cleanness. A white wine should always look fresh and clean; even chilled it should look welcoming.  White wines range in color from pale, pale yellow, to straw-colored, to golden, to a robust yellow. There should not be any floaters, no cloudy substance; nothing dull that detracts from the wine’s brilliance.

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