The wine I picked up the other day while at Brandywine Cellars,
our local wine shop, was New Age Rose from Argentina. A good subject for my first true attempt at tasting...
I sat down at my computer with my glass in hand. With the help of the "How To" wine tasting site I began the tasting. I wrote down all my findings and then I consulted wine sites to see what the experts found and then compared their findings with mine. I will put my findings first and put the pros findings in parentheses.
Clarity and Color
Blush or rose colored, clear (purple red, violet hues)
Smelled like berries to me (Raspberries) I can see I need to get a bit more detailed in my descriptions.
Sweet, berries, tart, citrus (Sugar, red fruits, violet flowers) I have never tasted violet flowers before so how was I suppose to know that?:-)
Fruity, light bodied (Effervescent) It was a bit bubbly come to think of it...
So how do I feel about my first serious attempt at tasting? I think I did well overall. I got the berries right and I found it to be sweet as the pros did. I realize I have a lot to learn but I will continue to hone my skills.