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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.

What you'll learn in the How to taste wine like a pro lesson

  • 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

Who the Wine 101 for servers course is for

Servers and bartenders, take this online course to up your wine service game with tips from our star instructors!


Kristene King Thrall

Kristene King Thrall is a sommelier and Director of Training at Louieā€™s Wine Dive in Kansas City. As a wine educator, she is passionate about introducing diners to new and exciting brands.

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