We’ve all heard the language of wine: "intense color" "with hints of spice and a lush cherry flavor on the palate"… It can be pretty intimidating, we know!
But building up your wine vocabulary is not actually as challenging as it may seem. It just takes practice. Good news – practicing involves drinking wine!
The best way to develop your wine vocabulary is to learn how to approach wine tasting correctly. This will help you build your palate and your wine repertoire, and in turn, help you make informed suggestions to guests that will show off your superstar serving skills.
In this lesson, sommelier and wine educator Kristene King Thrall shows you how to taste wine like a pro.
Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:
- The correct way to approach a wine tasting and why the steps matter
- How to taste wine in a way that tells you the most about its characteristics
- How to think and talk about the aromas and flavors in your glass
Servers and bartenders, learn how to become fluent in this special language.
Kristene King Thrall
Kristene King Thrall is a sommelier and Director of Training at Louie’s Wine Dive in Kansas City. As a wine educator, she is passionate about introducing diners to new and exciting brands.