Wine 101: Preparing For Your Wine Tasting Tour

March 23, 2020

The world of wine has a landscape of its own, which only becomes known to you once you indulge in all that your wine glass contains.

For a connoisseur, a serving of vintage wine is not just a drink. For them, the label is equally important as the contents of the bottle because it reminds them of the place and era that it hails from. The texture and body of the wine is so overwhelming that the experience goes beyond the flavors on the tongue.

To put it plainly, they don’t just drink wine, they experience the very essence of it!

 

But for someone to whom all this sounds like gibberish, wine tasting Solvang can be a daunting experience. If you’re a novice, don’t worry yourself with a load of information. Here’s a quick guide to help you out.

 

Wine Basics

Even though it’s common knowledge that wine is made from grapes, they’re not the regular ones you find at the store. Wine grapes are richer in flavor, come with a thick peel and have seeds in them. However, that’s not the only criterion to classify wine grapes because there are 1300 different varieties of grapes used to extract wine essence.

Cabernet Sauvignon, as you may have heard, is one of the most popular names in planted wine grapes. It’s important to know that only 100 of the available wine grapes are found in about 75 percent of vineyards across the world!