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Wine Tasting in Australia

Today we headed out to do some exploring and we started with Tamborine Mountain, on top of which are numerous wineries, cafes, restaurants, waterfalls, and loads of other things. We started with the wineries of course! I have only been to one winery and that was in Japan and the focus was on eating grapes as opposed to tasting wine, so this was a welcomed experience. We visited three wineries. I bought a bottle of wine at two of the three. The last winery, Witches Falls was our favorite because of the fabulous guide, Cheryl, who told us, “Life is too short to drink bad wine!”

She took the time to teach us about the ins and outs of tasting wine, as well as painting mental pictures for us of the foods that we would pair with each wine we were tasting. Though the food was not in front of us we could taste the moist chocolate cake that was served with strawberries, just as she described it.

The Proper Way to Taste a Wine

1. After the wine is poured, circulate it in your glass (swish it around!)


2. Take a deep sniff of the wine. Put your whole nose in it and breath in deep. This will prepare your tongue for what is coming next.

3. Take a sip and swish it around in your mouth, before swallowing. This is called chewing your wine.4. Take the second sip, this is the most important part, and let it sit on your tongue for a bit before swallowing. You want to be able to appreciate the taste.

If you take the time out to appreciate your wine every time you pour a glass, it makes the act of drinking wine, much more pleasurable.

If you ever go down under, you must do wine tasting in Australia.

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