Learning To Talk About Wine

Talking about wine can be like talking a whole new language. It can be scary at first, but once you learnt he ropes you can start to become more comfortable. You will be more at ease and gain confidence in yourself and that is when you know that you have truly learned how to talk about wine.

Talking about wine involves knowing about wine. You need to get there are start tasting wine. Try out different wines so you can open yourself up to all the different flavors and types of wines. The more experience you have with wine, the easier you find it to describe wine and be able to talk about it in a clear and concise manner.

To begin speaking about wine you need to have an understanding of what words to use. To list a vocabulary for wine talk would take pages and pages. Instead, here are the basics you need to know.

1.Use simple and direct words. Do not try to be creative or over embellish your descriptions of wine. Too much can be a downfall and make people wonder what you are talking about.

2.Do not be too specific. Sometimes being a bit vague is better. One thing to always keep in mind is that everyone tastes things differently, so the less specific you are the more your words will appeal to a wider audience.

3.Use words that are common. Describe wine with terms that everyone can relate to. If you say a wine is ‘bold’, for example, people will know what you are talking about. However, if you use some off the wall term to describe a wine then people may have no idea what you are trying to say.

4.Be specific with color. Color is one thing about wine that is understood and it is an important factor. Make sure you are accurate as possible when describing color. Color is used to tell the age of wine and people who know wine know this, so using accurate color descriptions is a must if you want to sound like you know what you are talking about.

These four points are a great starting point when you are just learning how to talk about wine. Following these guidelines will help you to be able to work your way into the wine crowds and start to really build up a good wine vocabulary. You just have to keep at it because the more you talk the better you will get.

Always keep yourself open to advice from others who know wine. Here is a little help to keep in mind - these last few tips will help you on your way to being an expert at talking about wine:

- Learn as much as possible about wine.
- Taste a variety of wines.
- Keep a wine journal to help you develop your wine vocabulary.

And lastly -

- Talk about wine as much as possible!

Soon you will find yourself chatting about wine as if you have been doing it for years.

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