How to look at a glass of wine - yes LOOK with your EYES | Buy Wine Online
WINE WITH THE EYES
Yes, you can learn a lot from looking into the "soul of the wine" (if you will!).
SIMILAR TO FOOD
Get your optometrist hat on! Like the food that pairs with your wine, we work with our olfactory and optometric senses but we start with the eyes!
HOW DO YOU DO THAT
For all of those blessed with the a wide range of color receptors in their eyes (rods and cones), the color of a wine tells its "story"!
ALL IN THE TILT
Hold out the glass and tilt it a bit. (pinky out for a little fun level of ostentatiousness! humour intended!).
On a serious note, attempt to hold the wine over a white surface of any kind
Observe the depth of color from the rim to the center of the glass. Let's start simple!
The depth of color is also a informative factor in wines style.
For example, an inky, dark hued Bordeaux is probably going to be intense, mouth filling lower in acid and long. Young Bordeaux or young Bordeaux styled wines with light colors are going to be lighter in flavor, with more red fruits than black and brighter in acidity.
This is just an example of how you look at the wines so you can gain a more sophisticated understanding of how color will influence the taste!
COUP DE COEUR AND VISUAL LENGTHS WE GO
To wet the beak a little, we have some entertaining and informative videos coming up on the Coup De Coeur via our Insta stories and Youtube channel!
In the interim, we highly recommend the Coup De Coeur and you can try your eyes on this one while mimicking the styles of the professional and expert sommeliers!
Until the next time, feel free to send any questions you have to any of our social media or email! We respond to your email promptly and provide any assistance you need!
We will hyperlink the upcoming videos back to this blog if you are interested in learning more about Coup De Coeur and improving your wine knowledge and drinking skills!