It’s National Wine Day (as if we needed an excuse to drink)!

Today is National Wine Day!

Gather your glasses, corkscrews and friends and have your own wine tasting party! Grab a few bottles of the varietals from the list below starting with mild and work your way up to dessert wines to taste the differences in mouth feel OR try tasting the same varietals from different regions to taste the differences in vinification.

Mild (Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc)Aroma Wheel

  • Higher Acid, Lower Alcohol, Low/No Tannin, Perceived Sweet
  • Light, Crisp Mouth Feel

Medium (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir)

  • Medium Acid, Medium to High Alcohol, Low/Med Tannin, Drier
  • Medium Mouth Feel

Strong (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec)

  • Lower Acid, Higher Alcohol, High Tannin, Dry
  • Full Mouth Feel

Dessert (Tokaji, Port)

  • Styles Vary
  • Full Mouth Feel

Click on the image to enlarge and view the aroma wheel (might be helpful to print out for your party). Check out my previous posts for additional wine tips including how to blind taste wine,  tips on wines from Sonoma County and Champagne and Sparkling Wine

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