My goal while learning about different wines is to become proficient in all of the aspects of tasting. There are a plethora of tasting exercises that can be completed to help accomplish this goal. This week I will be focusing on learning about classic wines.
* Blind taste a flight of six theoretically classic wines (three red, three white) once a week using the blind deductive method. (Mosel Riesling, Meursault Chardonnay, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Pomerol Merlot, Voinay Pinot Noir, Barolo Nebbiolo, Chianti Sangiovese, etc.)
* Taste classic wines at any opportunity. If utilizing the deductive method is not feasible, make note of “classic markers” in any of them.