Wine Tasting Secrets: Picking Up Aromas with Fruits, Vegetables, and Spices
By: Stefanie Payne    |    Product development lead | NASA National Aeronautics & Space Agency
June 1, 2012   |   0 Comments

This tip is very useful for learning how to decipher different bouquets, and is also an entertaining contribute to an informal wine tasting or party. Before a tasting, collect a group of common aromas in wines and place them in separate dishes organized by category. Sniffing the contents prior to tasting will help you pick up that particular scent in a wine if it is there.

Herbs and Spices: cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, orange and lemon zest, black pepper, anise
Dried Fruits: prunes, raisins, apricots
Fresh Fruits: strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, cherry, peach, apple
Fresh vegetables and vegetation: bell pepper, mint, eucalyptus, cut grass
Canned Vegetables: asparagus, black and green olives
Nuts:walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds
Other: coffee, tobacco, strawberry jam, honey, tea and chocolate

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