How to Smell Better With Wine
- 1). Gather a green pepper, bunch of lavender, rose, cinnamon stick, peach, soil, lemon, cigar, and chocolate bar. Smell each of these, taking a moment to reflect on each scent. Cut into the fruit and vegetables with your knife to bring out the smell of each. You can break the cinnamon, cigar and chocolate bar in half to smell these. Be creative. Use any other herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables and woods to help enhance your smell of wine.
- 2). Open a bottle of wine using your wine key. Begin with the white wine, since it is lighter. Remove the foil around the top of the bottle and insert the needle end of the wine key firmly into the middle of the cork. Holding the bottle stationary with one hand, twist the key into the cork with the other hand. Using slight but steady force, pull the wine key upward to remove the cork. Pour a large amount into your wine glass, but not a full glass.
- 3). Swirl the wine in your glass. Look for tears or drops of wine that tend to stick to the sides of the glass and then roll down. The tear is an indication of how much alcohol is in the wine, not its quality.
- 4). Stick your nose deep into the glass just after swirling. Notice the fragrances you smell. Swirl the glass again and stick your nose deep into the glass and inhale the nose of the wine.
- 5). Take a small sip of the wine, and roll your tongue as if you are going to push it together as you sip, kind of like you are about to whistle. By sucking the wine through your tongue, you are allowing all of your taste buds to experience the bouquet.
- 6). Reflect for a moment on what you smell and taste, and then taste the wine again. You may find something you had smelled but not tasted before. Write down flavors you taste, so you can refer to them the next time you taste the same wine or even a new one. Take a drink of water and repeat the steps above with red wine.