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How to Ace Your Next or First Wine Tasting?

Updated: Jul 12, 2023

Wine tasting can be incredibly intimidating at first. There are so many different kinds of wine and winemakers and so many flavor profiles to consider! But if you break it down into its simple components, it isn't that difficult. In fact, the most important thing to do when tasting wine is to stay open-minded and pay attention to what you're experiencing either taking tasting notes.

What to Expect when Wine Tasting in Valle De Guadalupe?

If you're looking for a fun and educational activity the next time you're in Valle de Guadalupe, look no further than wine tasting at Viñas de la ERRE. This world-renowned wine region offers visitors the chance to sample some of the best wines in the area. Viñas de la ERRE is one of the well-known staples of Valle de Guadalupe. They have an extensive list of wines from whites to 48-month old reserve wines that can be enjoyed by all levels of wine enthusiasts.

But with so many options, it can be tough to know where to start, so it's important to know which one will work best for you. In general, there are three ways to taste Valle de Guadalupe wine:

  1. Purchase a bottle of wine online if you can find it, Support local businesses;

  2. Purchase a bottle of wine or try a wine tasting on-site at one of the hundreds of wineries in Valle de Guadalupe and learn about mexican wines and the local wine makers. But, we always hope you choose Viñas de la ERRE as one of your stops.

If you go to local wine stores or restaurants in Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada or even Tijuana. The culinary scene in Valle de Guadalupe goes parallel with the wine tasting experiences. Many local restaurants carry wines from Valle de Guadalupe and even go as far as pairing their dishes with award-winning wines, like our award-winning red blend ERRE wines ideal for red meats, local quail, or lamb. YUM!

Drink Wine Like a PRO

  • First, take a look and observe its color and clarity. PRO tip, try using a White napkin as background to really appreciate the color tones.

  • Swirl the wine in your glass before you SIP. This helps release its bottled up aromas.

  • Take a small sip of wine and let it linger in your mouth. Then take a SECOND sip and slowly sip it down and enjoy all the experience of flavors. Sip and swirl the wine around your mouth before swallowing it so that you can better appreciate its flavor. The most sensitive part of our tongue is on the tip, so swishing around inside our mouths for about 10 seconds allows us to taste more than just what we put into our mouths initially.

  • Pay attention to the taste wine and texture of the wine. Is it sweet, sour, or bitter? How does it feel in your mouth? Is it light or heavy? PRO TIP: try to have a clean palate, don’t eat strong-flavored food and don’t wear perfume. This impacts your senses during a tasting.

  • After you have swallowed the wine, take a deep breath through your nose. This will help you detect even more flavors in the wine.

  • Finally, think about how you feel after tasting the wine. Do you like it? Would you recommend it to others? This will slowly help build your confidence and knowledge of what type of wines you enjoy.

What Happens After the First Tasting?

  1. Get in the right mindset. This means being calm, present, and focused. If you're tense or anxious, it will be difficult to fully enjoy the experience.

  2. Take your time. Rushing through a wine tasting will prevent you from savoring all the subtleties of each wine. Slow down and savor each sip.

  3. Whether you're a seasoned wine drinker or just getting started, wine tastings can be a fun and educational way to explore different types of wines. By following these simple tips, you can make sure that your next wine tasting is a success. Ready to practice now? We are here to be your teachers and guides to some good wine at Viñas de la ERRE. See you all soon!



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