Dan’s Taste of Summer Countdown: How to Sound Like a Wine Tasting Pro

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Dan’s Harvest East End, held on Saturday, August 25 at McCall Vineyard & Ranch in Cutchogue,  is going to be bursting at the seams with all sorts of wine for you to taste and try. But what if you’re not familiar with tasting wine? You’ll enjoy yourself just by sipping the many wines on offer, but if you want to sound like a pro, here are a few terms you should use when describing the wine. Your friends will be in awe of your wine tasting prowess!

Aroma/Bouquet: smell of a wine

Body: the “weight” of a wine in your mouth – light, medium, full

Crisp: a wine that has a nice acidity

Dry: wine that is not sweet

Finish: the final impression the wine leaves on you as you swallow

Fruity: contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t necessarily mean “sweet” wine. A fruity wine is simply a wine with aroma or taste that suggests fruit.

Oaky: a wine that has a smoky, “oak” wood flavor

Watch this video below to learn “The 4 S’s.”

Dan’s Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, rounds out the annual Dan’s Taste of Summer series on August 20 at McCall Vineyard and Ranch, 9325 New Suffolk Avenue, Cutchogue. For tickets and more information visit DansTaste.com.

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