How To Train Your Wine Palate


In Order To Be Able To Pick Up Certain Flavors And Nuances In Red And White Wines, You First Have To Taste These Products To Train Your Palate. Below Is A Pretty Well Balanced Shopping List Of Items, Some You Already Have In Your Home. Try This Experiment With Your Friends Who Want To Be Educated About Wine And Repeat A Couple Of Times. Soon You Will Be Able To Pick Out These Flavors In Wine That You Have Read About In Wine Magazines And Thought They Were Crazy. Have Fun And Keep Trying New Wines!!

Shopping List

I Feel Certain Fruit Flavors Are More Concentrated In Preserve Form, Try To Find Ones Without Added Sugars 

Dried Fruit

Dried Cranberries

Sour Cherries (A lot Of Italian Wines Have This Component)

Black Currants

Red Currants 

Preserves

Black Currant .Red Currant Blackberry Raspberry Black Raspberry Strawberry

 Fresh Fruits

Orange Peel And Lemon Peel

Blueberries

Blackberries (Almost Every Australian Red Has This)

Assorted Figs Assorted Plums

Pears Apples Especially Golden Delicious And Granny Smith (Chardonnays)

Mango (Chardonnay, Rhone Whites)

Apricots Papaya Kiwi, Pineapple, Grapefruits  (New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc)

Peaches Or Nectarines 

Veggiies And Herbs

Broccoli Green And Red Bell Peppers, Raw Asparagus, Jalapeno Pepper

Sage, Basil,(Chew On The Leaves A lot Of Herbs come Through In Italian Wines)

Spices 

Black Pepper, White Pepper And Also Don’t Forget Vanilla Bean (Scrape Inside Out)

Bonus Stuff  :Trident Cinnamon Gum, Cigars,  POM Juice, Potting Soil ,Butter Flavor Microwave Popcorn (California Chard), Hot Dogs,(Yes Hot Dogs) A Leather Belt To Lick (Leathery Wines) Bacon Bits..A Must and you must have: Black Licorice And Red Licorice And Cinnamon Crunch Cereal Which Tastes Just Like A Glass Of DOM PERIGNON CHAMPAGNE !

GRAPE-FULLY YOURS LARRY “THE WINE GUY”

One thought on “How To Train Your Wine Palate

  1. This is the best training you could ever do for your palate. I did this a few years back and it is a must for anyone who really wants to get into the “snobbery” of wine (in the most polite ways of course). For most of the fruits and preserves I went straight to the organic markets (Whole foods/ Fresh Market) because publix is ok but not a huge selection. Currants are also a little difficult to find, you have to get them in season (like he stated, preserves work just fine). Awesome post Larry, I hope everyone takes your advice an trains their palates beyond the dreaded KJ and barefoot….. For Gods sake.

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