Those who are not familiar with the world of wine may feel intimidated by the idea of evaluating a bottle, mainly due to a lack of specific knowledge and experience. However, you don't need to be a great specialist to distinguish between a good or a bad wine. The key is to take into account a series of concepts and pay attention to what experts always pay attention to. This way, you can even pass yourself off as a wine expert even if you don't have much of an idea. To do this, the first step is to remove the shame, as advised by sommelier Toni Gerez, from the Michelin-starred restaurant Castell Peralada (Girona).
There is no reason to be afraid of being wrong or screwing up when giving an opinion about a bottle of wine. Just by following a few tips it will be easy to provide a series of observations during the next dinner with friends or company colleagues. It is time to sharpen the senses of sight, smell and taste.
The proper way to evaluate a wine is to analyze it step by step. Only at the end of having studied it with each sense can a judgment be made about it. The first turn belongs to sight, followed by smell and, finally, taste.