NORTH BEACH SUN FALL 2005
The Wine Guy – Leonard G. Logan, Jr.
A primer Volume 1
This issue of The North Beach Sun features an article on wine tasting at various locations on the Outer Banks. Thus, this is probably an appropriate time to discuss “wine tasting” – not throwing back wine shooters, and not listening to some overblown idea of what a wine tastes like – but a tasting that can begin a lifetime of learning.
I begin all of our wine seminars at Elizabeth’s with an admonition and promise – that wine tasting is one of the great courses you can take because “you are the professor and you grade the papers.” Your palate controls and no one should tell you whether you like or should like a wine. The best advice is to ignore all ratings or write-ups about a wine, simply approach wine tasting as a food tasting – After all wine is food.
It is impossible to include all aspects of tasting in a single issue – so this column will be continued next issue.
There are three essential and different steps to tasting wines. Wine tasting is your evaluation of a wine’s appearance, smell and taste.