Wine Tasting Notes from the Peninsula

The study of wine is a lifetime love affair. One fun way to learn is by joining wine tastings, so this November we sent our students to the Peninsula Manila for a wine seminar. Assistant Food and Beverage Manger Adam Lifshitz did a wonderful job sharing his expertise on the topic. He explained the history, the wine making process, opening a bottle, wine service and wine tasting. The best part was the exercise on tasting notes. This was done by comparing two whites, two reds and Champagne in the end. Merci Adam! Cheers! Salute! Prost! Cin cin! Campai!

Colour Depth : Tin/ pale/ medium/ deep/ opaque
Color Hue White: Green/yellow/ straw/ gold/ amber
Color Hue Red: Ruby/garnet/purple/black/brown
Clarity: Clear/hazy/ cloudy
Legs: Watery/medium/ thick
Aroma Intensity: weak/ moderate/ aromatic/ powerful

Development: Youthful/ fruity/some age/aged
Aromas: Floral/ spicy, fruity/ vegetative/ nutty/woody/ earthy/ pungent/ etc.
Dry/Sweet: Very dry/ dry/ off dry/ sweet
Body: Light/ medium/ full-bodied
Acidity : Excessive/ tart/ lively/ fresh/ flabby
Flavor intensity: Weak/ medium/flavorful/ powerful
Finish: Short/ medium/ long/ very long


About Pam

Teacher, cook, foodie, wanderlust
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2 Responses to Wine Tasting Notes from the Peninsula

  1. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.

    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to
    say great blog!

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