National Drink Wine Day
Tomorrow is “National Drink Wine Day.” It’s a day to not overthink your choices — why not simply taste wine for the sake of tasting wine?
Set up a flight of 3 or 5 bottles of your favorite varietal and take some notes. To do so properly, start with clean glasses — try to rinse your stemware completely free of detergent. Open your bottles and pour just a bit — an ounce or two — into your glass. Place the glass on the table and swirl the contents gently. Lift the glass by the stem, and put your nose into the glass. Inhale deeply to get the aroma. Take a gentle sip, slurping in some air to maximize flavor. Swish the wine around your mouth, allowing it to touch all parts of your tongue. All that’s left to do is drink and enjoy.
It may be a good idea to recruit some company. 3 bottles is no joke.