Monday, July 14, 2014

Develop a Taste for the New and Unfamiliar

The world of wine is a rich and diverse one. Each vintner might make vintages of entirely different characters; each wine-producing region might host vintners with wildly differing philosophies to winemaking; each wine-producing country might have regions dedicated to producing an entire variety of types of wines.
So vast and contrasting is the subject of wine, in fact, that anyone who should be willing to delve deeply into it must come prepared with a taste for the new and unfamiliar. One of the best places to start down this road of discovery is in the wine tasting rooms of wine growing regions, like Margaret River.
As any wine lover can tell you, wines always taste better during wine tasting sessions at a winery. There are many explanations for why this is so.
First, wine tasting rooms are full of different wine-related sights and smells. This heightens the senses and helps to mentally prepare the taster for the experience.
Second, the wine served at the sessions is untraveled and kept in absolutely pristine condition at the same site where it was produced. This preserves its taste and the more subtle characteristics that are otherwise lost once bottled and shipped elsewhere.
A visit to a winery where fine wines are made is just the first step down this road, but it is also one of the most important. It is usually here where wine lovers first begin to understand how much more colourful the world of wine really is.

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