It's time for the second installment in our How To Taste & Talk Wine series. To bring you up to speed if you haven't been reading (shame on you by the way) we are presenting a series of posts designed to help you write a tasting note and help you with the tasting techniques you can use to get the information for your tasting note. Rob MacKay started it all off with this post and then we guided you through The Purpose Of A Tasting Note earlier this week.
Today we are going to talk about What You See & How To See It. After jotting down the information from the wine label - remember we said it was ok to cheat and copy down the information - the next step in crafting a good tasting note is to write down what you see. There are four things, all related to what you see in the wine, that you need to pay attention to and document. There are also some sound techniques you can use to help you reach some conclusions about what you see. Check out our video (you can even watch in HD - we are so high tech) on What You See & How To See It. Let us know in the comments what you think and if you have any questions...we are ALWAYS open to your feedback and questions! (By the way, the mispelling of my last name in the end credits is intentional - inside joke between me and someone who is a regular here who always pronounces my name wrong!)
EDITORS NOTE: As an adendum to this episode of PTC TV we posted a follow up post with an excerpt demonstration to illustrate color intensity in wine. This video was cut out of the final edit of What You See & How To See It in the interest of time but, in response to several emails, we posted it the next day to clarify how to think about color intensity. Here is the link to How To Taste & Talk Wine: Color Intensity Demonstration if you are interested!