Wine for beginners pdf Secret to Blind Tasting? The Secret to Blind Tasting? Blog » Learn About Wine » The Secret to Blind Tasting? This Advanced article will show you how to improve your palate with the tasting grid, a tool used by professional sommeliers.
Learn the exact technique that Sommeliers use to blind taste wine. If you’re just getting started with wine tasting, this article is pretty advanced so you may prefer to read How to Taste Wine and Develop Your Palate as a primer. No singular secret masters the art of blind tasting. Anyone can learn, and practice makes perfect.
Of course, practicing at this advanced level is a process. When you taste with the grid, you will retain more information about a wine. For someone who loves food, it’s an awesome ability to have since the increased sensitivity extends to all of your senses. The grid can essentially help you get as close to topping out your tasting skill without having a science degree in sensory analysis.
The Secret to Blind Tasting? The wine tasting grid is a list of intrinsic characteristics of a wine based on visual, aromatic and taste information. Trained tasters use the grid as a system to mentally separate aromas, flavors and tastes and reveal the identity of a wine.
As it turns out, the grid is not only good for blind tasting, it’s also essential to understanding what makes great wine. I was first introduced to the grid after passing the Court of Masters Certified exam in 2010.