What Wine Sommeliers Wish You'd Follow

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Glassware

Sommeliers put thought into the choice of glassware for each wine. Use the appropriate glass to enhance your wine-drinking experience.

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Temperature

Serve wines at the right temperature. Whites too cold and reds too warm can mask their flavors.

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Swirl

Engage all your senses when tasting wine. Swirl it to aerate, sniff to capture the aroma, then sip slowly to savor the flavors.

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Temperature

Sommeliers often recommend specific temperatures for serving wine. Reds and whites have distinct temperature preferences for optimal flavor, so adhere to these guidelines.

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Decant

Certain wines benefit from decanting to enhance their flavors and aromas. Allow the wine to breathe, especially with aged reds or bold whites.

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Glassware

Invest in quality wine glasses designed to enhance the drinking experience. The shape and size of the glass can significantly impact the wine's aroma and taste.

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Mindful

When serving wine, pour carefully to avoid spilling or overfilling the glass. This ensures everyone receives an appropriate amount and prevents waste.

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Sniff

Before tasting, swirl the wine gently in your glass to aerate it, releasing its aromas. Take a moment to inhale deeply and appreciate the bouquet.

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Small Sips

Taste the wine slowly, allowing it to coat your palate. Notice its flavors and textures, and take note of any nuances or complexities.

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