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Wine tasting - what do you know about her, you might have passed

Wine tasting will experience at least once in their life, almost every one of us, and yet it still governs many myths. The most common, namely that it is only suitable for tasting wine connoisseur, he succeeds in refuting. But there are other erroneous information regarding the ideal time or even tasting dishes that complement it should. In the following article we bring you six myths, of which at least two will surprise you.

Myth no. 1: Wine tasting is not just for experts

Approximately ten specimens sampled in less than two hours? Tastings can not be described, you must experience it. Definitely not true, it's designed just for wine connoisseurs, because at least once in their lifetime will be attended by almost every Czech. Before the first tasting, people are often nervous, without this for a reason. If you are still shy to go on my first tasting, you will be pleased that the wine village also organize tastings designed specifically for beginners, or just wine courses where you familiar with the course degustation.

Myth no. 2: The ideal time for wine tasting in the morning

Although tasting often take place in the evening, an ideal time to taste is surprisingly in the morning or early in the morning. "Given that the purpose of tasting not to drink, but you really get to know the wine with all the senses, the best time is just in the morning, when a person is awake and able best recognize external stimuli. It is therefore not unusual to start with wine already between 9 and 10 o'clock in the morning, "says Jitka Pomykalová of vineyard Blatel.

Myth 3: The cheese is suited to wine in general, but not for tasting

When tasting, it is common to neutralize the taste of the previous wine meal. There are often cheese and bread, which is not exactly ideal, according to experts. "The normal seating with wine, cheese handy because complement the taste of wine, with tasting it but not quite. Cheeses are in fact in most cases significant and can distort the taste of wine. Suitable dishes are not too strong taste, such as ordinary white baguette. Well served and potato sticks, which are tasteless, "says Jitka Pomykalová that between samples also recommends drinking water.

Myth no. 4, Hurt not only cigarettes but also of chewing gum or perfume

When tasting wine, we should pay attention to some things that we would experience the tasting could go wrong. Surely wine nekoštujte, if you feel uncomfortable. Even the common cold or cough you is impossible fully-fledged experience. "Immediately before tasting Avoid smoking and consuming significant, especially aromatic hot meals and drinks," recommends Pomykalová. Tasting experience can reduce even a distinctive perfume. Likewise affect the taste of wine peppermint candy or chewing gum, but also cleaning the teeth a few hours before tasting.

Myth no. 5: taste does not drink

At first, you may be surprised that you do not have before us a glass of wine, but also the spittoon with a pencil and paper. Any impressions of the tasting because you can honestly write. Experienced tasters scored the color, smell, taste and overall impression. The neophyte certainly sufficient to write your points 1 to 10 and possibly a short note to individual tastes. Another essential accessory taster is a spittoon, a container into which you can pour the wine or spit out unneeded sample. You do not have to worry judgmental responses from staff or sommelier. Conversely, if you are going to taste more wine samples, we will do better with a clear head so to speak.

Myth no. 6: Unconventional tasting? Experience or perhaps blind

In addition to the tastings, the sommelier will describe in detail which wine you drink and the more specific, there are other kinds that are worth a try. In blind tastings have about the characteristics of wine or brand any information. In this way, they run some events and also research associated with evaluating wine. For example, in 2011 a British research showed that only 53% of respondents were able to distinguish white wine standing less than CZK 150 wines from more than 350 CZK. For red wine the percentage was even lower, confirming the view that red wine is a wine for connoisseurs.

Recently popular tasting experience also associated with the consumption of food. In this case, food tasting always selected so that it corresponds with the flavor of a sample of wine. One of the principles of food and wine pairing combinations are of similar nature when there is no overcharging food taste wine or vice versa. Anyway, for each of the tasting, the main thing is to enjoy it and not need to worry about the first time wine tasting.

Source: tz, editorially modified

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