Wine Tasting Guide Tasting Notes
What would a wine tasting guide be without some wine tasting notes? Here we get to play wine critics! We may not be professional wine critics, but we do have a lot of experience with wine. We like to share our knowledge and discuss our impressions of wines with others, which is one of the reasons we love wine tastings so much. All these years of wine tasting means we have literally tens of thousands of notes on various wines. We have been keeping wine tasting notes in wine tasting journals for many years. While it would be quite a huge undertaking to move all those notes into computer form, both of us here at the Wine Tasting Guide thought it would be fun to share some of our more recent and ongoing wine tasting notes.
So here we have it. We will try to keep uploading new wine tasting notes both from recently and add new ones as we taste new wines. The purpose of this is both to give you our impressions of wines like a wine critic would, but we think it is also helpful as examples of how to describe wines. There is no one correct way to describe any wine and opinions will definitely vary from critic to critic. Therefore, tasting notes are a personal thing, but reading other's notes can help to build your wine vocabulary and teach you about the characteristics of certain types of wines.
Finally, with each wine we will try to give a bit of an introduction to give you some background about the type of wine or any unique facts about that wine or wine producing region. The actual tasting notes vary from very in depth descriptions to simple overall impressions of the wine.
Check back often! Many of the links below are not yet active, but they will be as we taste more wines and upload more tasting notes from various wines. You may notice that we have a preference for European wine regions, particularly from France, so there will likely be more notes from those regions.
If you are looking for a wine tasting guide which helps you to understand how to taste wine, be sure to visit our How to Taste Wine section! Likewise, if you are looking for tips on how to host a wine tasting, check out our Hosting a Wine Tasting section!
Also, if you need note and scoring sheets to help taste wine and record your impressions, see our Wine Tasting Forms page.
Wine Tasting Notes From:
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- Wine and Food Pairing Events:
- Themed Wine Dinner Parties: Sometimes we enjoy a themed dinner which focuses on one particular region's wine and cuisine. For example, pairing the wines and food of Southwest France or of Provence. Here are the wine tasting guide notes on these themed wine dinners.
- Food and Wine Pairing Dinners: Some wine dinners don't have a specific regional theme, but still have a specific menu with wines specifically chosen to pair with each course. Here are some wine tasting guide notes from these types of dinners.
- Wine Tasting Dinners: We enjoy many wine tasting dinner events. Often times the focus is not on any one wine or wine theme, it is just a nice evening with a somewhat random selection of good food and wine. Rather than post each wine separately under the various wine region sections below, we will post some of these wine tasting guide notes here, by event.
- 2001 White Burgundy Vintage Tasting and Oxidation Check Part I, Feb 4, 2009
- 2001 White Burgundy Vintage Tasting and Oxidation Check Part II, Feb 11, 2009
- 2006 Red Burgundy Vintage Tasting, March 19, 2009
- Red Burgundy at Delmonico's Las Vegas, March 29, 2009
- Burgundy Tasting Dinner, December 17, 2009
- Northern Rhone Valley (Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie, etc.)
- Southern Rhone Valley (Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, etc.)
- Loire Valley
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