Step 5 - Testing the concentration and aftertaste of a wine.
Fine red wines have a deep fruit expression just prior to swallowing. For this reason, you should always swallow a bit of the wine at wine tastings. The most effective wines will display a lingering, pleasant finish.
If wine tastings seem like a mysterious ritual art form take comfort in knowing that behind all of the show, wine tasting is a fairly uncomplicated procedure. Just follow these five steps and you'll be able to keep up with the so-called connoisseurs in no time.