Did you know you could engage all six of your sense with a glass of wine?
Knowing how to taste a wine in a professional manner will help you to understand and analyze wine. “Wine Tasting” is an art and skill and involves lots of technical aspects,
It’s not something really difficult if you practice wine tasting regularly with systematic Approach rather than getting drunk. This systematic approach describes the aspects of a wine, and helps to engage all your six senses with the glass of wine.
Wine tasting involves your all six senses, and give pleasure to all your six senses. As follows –
Sense of Sight (ophthalmoception)
People react very emotional to the wide range of different colors. By looking at one we connect it with our memories to associate the color with personal experiences. Especially the colors of wines also stimulates your brain and gives following emotions to you – energy, strength, power, determination passion, desire, love, warmth, boldness, excitement, speed, strength, courage, socialism
To improve your ability to identify the colors of the wine, in the initial stage you can use the wine color chart, which widely available in the market. And use the White Background to identify the exact colors of the wine.
Sense of Smell (olfacoception or olfacception)
Did you know that your sense of smell is the only sense that is not filtered by the cortex of the brain? Yes, that is correct. All others: sight, sound, taste and touch are filtered before we can react to them. Since smell is not filtered, we are unable to consciously control our reaction to it, Your sense of smell—like your sense of taste—is part of your chemosensory system, or the chemical senses. Your ability to smell comes from specialized sensory cells, called olfactory sensory neurons, which are found in a small patch of tissue high inside the nose. These cells connect directly to the brain. In wine tasting your nose plays very important role with sense of the Nose you can identify most of the aromas which is present in your wine,
Which can be improved by Special wine flavors practice essences such as “le nez du vin” or other wine aroma essences.
Sense of Taste (gustaoception)
Taste is the sensation produced when a substance in the mouth reacts chemically with taste receptor cells located on taste buds in the oral cavity, mostly on the tongue. Taste buds contain the taste receptor cells, which are also known as gustatory cells. The taste receptors are located around the small structures known as papillae found on the upper surface of the tongue, soft palate, upper esophagus, the cheek and epiglottis. These structures are involved in detecting the five elements of taste perception: salty, sour, bitter, sweet and umami; In wine tasting TANNINS are mainly identify in the gums, SWEETNESS are in the tip of the tongue, SOUR (ACIDS) are in the sides of tongue and BITTERNESS are in the back of the tongue.
To improve the Sense of Taste I would suggest to make more wine tasting as I mentioned in my first blog “The More you Taste; The More your are Expert”
Sense of Touch (tactioception)
The bodily sense of touch is the first sense to develop. It supplies, major means of information from the proximal environment. The human hand is one of the most important adaptations in our evolutionary history, mainly because we are the only primates able to perform opposition between our thumb and the fingers allowing us the ability to perform minute highly accurate digital manipulations.
In many culture’s etiquette holding the wine glass is matters a lot and while touching the shinning big bowled wine glass will makes you very refreshing and styled.
To Improve the Sense of Touch, you should love your wine and hold the glass with excitement, which will bring lots of joy and fun in you.
Sense of Hearing (audioception)
Sense of Hearing is added in the form of the hearing ringing sound of glasses touching at the raising of a glass, wine glasses toasting is a very closely observed part of drinking culture. In company, no one should drink a sip of alcohol before having toasted every other person at the table by touching each others glass with intention a look into each other’s eyes… the talk around the table about the wine being drunk or tasted and the knowledge is shared by the Sommelier about the wine, sound of a popping champagne bottle, wine being poured into a wine glass, and the sound of a wine glass … a wine bottle shattering in the background makes the Sense of Hearing is more important.
Very simple way to improve your Sense of Hearing is to be a good listener,
And finally we use our Sixth sense to make our conclusion about wine, which we tasted
Hope you all are understood how to engage your six senses with a glass of wine, its benefits, how it is related to wine tasting and How to improve them all.