Wine tasting in Singapore is just like travelling in outer space; when you start the journey, you can’t tell where the final destination is. If you choose to attend a corporate wine tasting event, you’ll discover that the experience is extremely fascinating. It’s an excellent opportunity to experience new tastes and also meet new friends.
Why should you attend a corporate wine tasting event?
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Generally, wine tasting Singapore events are specially designed to provide enthusiasts with the opportunity of sampling a wide variety of wines. They can either be like formal classes (where attendants sit as though they’re in seminars), or like informal parties (where tasters mill around in informal settings).
Unlike normal wine tasting classes, participants at corporate wine tasting events generally have varying levels of knowledge. There are advanced, intermediate as well as beginner levels.
Consider attending wine tasting events because the experience is completely different from the one you’ll get when sampling wine at home, where you’re just alone. How many different types of wine can you really taste at home? (Unless you have no reservations about throwing away bottles that are nearly full). Are you able and willing to buy different types of wine with the sole aim of determining their taste? Is it possible to learn much about wine if you do it in isolation, or with a spouse or friend who has little or no knowledge about the tasty drink?
That’s why it’s important to regularly attend corporate wine tasting events.
The procedure of tasting wine
If you attend the Private Wine Tasting Event, you’ll learn the procedure of tasting wine.
Step 1: Look at the drink directly from above. The glass should be in vertical position, and the background should be white. Take note of clarity, depth as well as brightness.
Step 2: Slightly tilt the glass and view the drink at an angle. The background should still be white. Take note of the main hue at the center. Find out if there’s any difference in hue at the core and at the rim.
Step 3: Find out how the wine smells, but don’t swirl it. Take note of the cleanness, persistence, intensity, finesse as well as variety.
Step 4: Swirl the glass of wine for a few seconds and then smell while it settles. Take note of the difference in smell.
Step 5: Sip the wine, about a teaspoonful, and swirl it inside your mouth. You have the option of either swallowing or spitting.
Take note of the general dimensions; balance of alcohol, depth of flavor as well as acidity.
Step 6: Taste the wine again. Alternate between swirling the drink gently with your tongue, aerating and spitting / swallowing until you lose interest.
Take note of all actual flavors, lengths and qualities. Consider how it feels (texture) and how it holds up inside your mouth (mid-palate length).
Step 7: If you choose to spit out the wine, purse your lips and compress it out using the tongue.
Order of service
When you attend the private wine tasting event, you’ll learn about the order of service.
Generally, the following rules are followed:
- White before red
- Sweet after dry
- Young before old
- Full bodied after light
When you go to Rome, you should do what the Romans do. If you’ve never attended a wine tasting event before, familiarize yourself with basic rules of the game. If you don’t, other participants may be appalled by what you do or say. You don’t want to disgust others, do you?
Should you swallow or spit?
Many years ago, professional wine tasters discovered that wine should be spat out during events. If you swallow every drink you take, you may not have the ability to tell the difference between one type of wine and another by the time you sample the fourth glass.
Therefore, spitting is acceptable in corporate wine tasting events. The spit can be directed into a spittoon, a plastic container that isn’t shared with anyone else, or a large ice bucket that is shared between two tasters.
Alternatively, you can choose to swallow. Your upbringing has probably made you believe that spitting isn’t appropriate. Besides, you’ve spent lots of money to attend the corporate event. Swallowing will therefore enable you get value for money.
What about the sound effects?
Avoid making loud gurgling or slurping sounds. Others will get the impression that you’re still a novice, and that it’s probably your first time. Remember that no one likes to associate with learners.