Everything You Need to Host a Tapas and Rioja Wine Tasting

Spain is producing some excellent value wines and have modernized some of their viticulture  techniques to appeal to the wider public.  Here is what you need to have a fun  evening exploring the food and wine of Spain’s Rioja region. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Host a Tapas and Rioja Wine Tasting”

Wine Descriptors – Aromas, Flavors and Textures

Wine Aroma Wheel  and charts courtesy of Wine Folly. Click to enlarge.

Original Source: Wine Aroma Wheel by Wine Folly

Wine Profiles of Popular Varietals

The following charts indicate what you would expect to find as far a flavor in some of the most popular wine varietals.  (Click to enlarge).  Use this to compare what you are finding against the classic profile for that wine.

Original Source: Flavor Profiles of White Wines | Wine Folly

Original Source: Wine Flavor Profiles of Red Wines | Wine Folly

Wine Descriptions and What They Mean

Use this chart to help find the correct descriptors for aromas, flavours, textures and styles of the wine you are tasting. (Click to enlarge).

Original Source: Guide to Over 120 Wine Descriptors