Friday, November 20, 2015

The 7 S's of Wine Tasting

A Wine tasting is your chance to test out many different wines, without having to purchase the bottle. At Seven Springs Winery, we have a tasting area set up where you can enjoy all of our different varieties and flavors. For some, a wine tasting is a cultivated art, full of rituals that must be accomplished before the glass even touches their lips, while for others it's merely a chance to see what flavors they will enjoy the most. No matter what your wine tasting style, here are seven things you can keep in mind while at your next wine tasting!


See

As a general rule, color saturations tends to give you a hint about flavor intensity. You can hold the glass up to a white background and examine the colors and clarity.

Swirl

Before you even get a chance to taste the wine, swirling it can help you decipher a few more details about this wine. Heavy wines are generally more intense on the nose and have a deeper color. Sweeter wines will be denser, and will leave viscous streaks down the sides of the glass as you swirl it.

Smell

The "nose" of the wine is a large way of determining anything about the wine. Since a wine's quality can be judged by bouquet, and taste, your nose, and mouth will be key players in a wine tasting. The bouquet of a wine can tell you many hints as to what you will find when you take the first sip. From the smell, you can also learn of any fault in the wine, such as cork taint, oxidation or yeast contamination.

Sip

Fill your mouth with the first flavors of this delicious glass that you're holding! Let the flavors coat your mouth, and enjoy every little hint and flavor combination that you experience. This is a key moment in wine tasting, and so very delicious!

Swish

By swishing the wine around your mouth, you allow the flavors to coat your taste buds. Just as your nose keys in on specific scents, by swirling the wine around your taste buds you are allowing each taste bud to get a mouthful of flavor. There are over 10,000 taste buds in your mouth, and they will help you define the sweet, salty, bitter or sour flavors that you try.

Swallow

Unless you're limiting your alcohol content (in which case you'll spit here), swallow your wine. Allow the last hints of flavor to drift past your tastebuds and make their way down.

Savor

Savor every last drop of this beautiful beverage. From the moment you looked at it to the second it left your mouth, it was an enjoyable experience, we're sure. The best part is that we have the best wine tasting at the Lake of the Ozarks, and you can try three of our wines for free! If you want to try ALL of our wines, you can try every single one of them for a small fee - and get a souvenir glass too!

Lake of the Ozarks Wine Tasting

Our beautiful facility is set up in such a way that you can enjoy your wine. From the tasting bar to the outdoor patio that overlooks the beautiful Ozark hills, you'll find beauty in every corner of our winery. We offer a delicious menu of custom prepared items that compliment the wines we have available, and we can also help with any wine pairing decisions! Come out and spend a relaxing afternoon at the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks before your holiday schedule sets in.

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
573.317.0100
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

1 comment:

  1. I was simply amazed at the architecture of this absolutely beautiful venue!! The environment was unbelievable. I was fortunate enough to visit Los Angeles event venues like this, we found awesome things one after another after another.

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