4. Take a sip of the wine and hold it in your mouth, allowing it to touch all of your taste buds. Pay attention to how the wine’s taste and texture may change.
5. After you swallow the wine, notice any after-taste that may be left behind.
Once you understand the taste and flavor of your wine, then you will be able to pair it with your meal. In order to understand which flavor profiles your food and drink have, do some further research, and remember: it never hurts to experiment.
Courtesy of Kathleen “The Wine PhD” Erickson, 2012.