Quick & Easy Guide to Wine Tasting


The average human tongue has over 5,000 taste buds. They detect the extra salt in a juicy grass-fed burger and the hint of lemon acidity in a light salad dressing. If we pay close attention, we can taste the whole spectrum of flavors: salty, sour, bitter, sweet, and umami (savory).

Believe it or not, every one of these flavors is in a glass of natural wine. It’s true; fermented natural grape juice provides one of the most unique and well-studied taste experiences in the culinary world.

This is because a wine’s taste is more than just alcohol and grapes. Wine presents a complete sensory adventure. It’s actually a science called neuro-enology, and with a little practice, you can be a professional neuro-enologist – a.k.a., wine taster.

Here’s how…