"Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin."
For those interested in learning how to taste wine like a wine professional, Memphis Sommeliers offers instruction in the tasting methodologies of the Guild of The Court of Master Sommeliers, Wine and Spirit Education Trust, and the Wine Scholar Guild.
Subjects will include determining the appearance of the wine, its nose (aromas), its flavor profile, including structural elements such as wood, fruit, tannins, acid, and alcohol. These determinations will lead to the taster coming to a conclusion on the origin of the wine, grape variety/varieties involved, its age and value.
While a commanding knowledge of wine tasting is necessary for a sommelier or wine merchant, a basic understanding of these factors about wine can greatly increase one's enjoyment of the beverage.