||Interesting wine-tasting tips
Make sure your palate is well rested before starting. Avoid a heavy lunch or strong-flavored ingredients such as ginger, garlic or chili, which could affect your perception. Mint is right out, so beware of toothpaste. Advice for ladies is to avoid wearing a strong perfume.
When served wine, take a few sips and twirl in the glass to help aeration and release of aromas. This is when you analyze flavor and make a mental note of character. Then you can simply enjoy it with the food and see how they pair.
Always be ready to explore. Pairing wines is like cooking, because after a few basic guidelines, a lot is left to your personal preference as to how flavors should be combined. You will also discover how certain wines "grow on you", and how others suddenly "reveal themselves" once paired with certain foods.