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    Mon 08 January

    Wine Tasting: Harmony Between Technical Knowledge and Simplicity

    Savoring a glass of wine is more than a simple act; it's an experience that engages the senses and opens windows into the story hidden behind each sip. While many guides focus on the technical details of tasting, let's together find a balance between precision and sheer enjoyment.

    1. Observation: Let's start with a careful observation of the wine in the glass. Let's together examine the color and consistency. It's not just red or white wine; it's a panorama of shades that tell its story. For example, observing an intense ruby red wine might suggest a prolonged skin maceration during vinification, imparting a greater concentration of aromas.

    2. Smell: Bring the glass to our nose and inhale slowly. Let's together identify the subtle aromas that emerge. There's a story in the scents, a narration of the grapes, the soil, and the climate that shaped the wine. For example, if we perceive scents of ripe red fruits like mature cherries, it could indicate a late harvest or prolonged maturation of the grapes.

    3. Taste: When it comes time to taste, let's pay attention to the structure of the wine. Let's feel together the mouthfeel, sweetness, or acidity. The tongue is our instrument to perceive the complexity of flavor. For example, if we notice pronounced acidity in a white wine, it might suggest a high presence of tartaric acid, common in some white grape varieties.

    4. Aftertaste: After tasting, let's wait together and observe the aftertaste. How persistent is it? Do the aromas continue to evolve? It's another step in the story that the wine is telling. For example, if the aftertaste reveals spicy or vanilla notes, it could indicate aging in wooden barrels.

    However, as we appreciate the nuances of wine, let's remember not to get lost in too many technical details. The beauty of the moment lies in the balance between accuracy and simplicity. It's not just about discerning aromas and flavors, but about enjoying the wine as a travel companion that takes us through the land and work of the winemaker.

    Life is too short to get lost in details without savoring the pleasure of the moment. So, let's raise our glasses together and celebrate the wine for what it is: a charming accomplice that transforms every moment into a beautiful memory.