Texas Wine School Wine Tasting Class: Taste Like a Pro — White Wine Edition
One of the most enjoyable events offered by instructor James King, the class gives a chance for guests to smell classic fruits, spices and flowers of the classic white varieties in a neutral base wine. Attendees will see if they can find these same characteristics in an actual bottle of that particular grape variety.
Oenology institutions educate their new winemaker undergraduates by slicing up pieces of fruit, and crushing spices and flowers. These items are left in a covered wine glass to air so that the flavors and aromas may intensify. Guests will benefit from such an exercise, which will be followed with wine samplings that highlight these notes.
But aromas are only part of the equation when it comes to wine. There are textures that come from sugar, acidity and alcohol. Guests will taste wines with differing levels of sugar, acid and alcohol to round out the sensory analysis.