Aromas and Flavors of Wine
These pages will help you learn more about wines, how they tend to taste to people, what flavors you can find, and what those flavors are like.
Most people pay attention to their sense of touch, their sense of sight, their sense of sound. It is easy for people to say that something is "blue" or "green", that it's "bright" or "dark". Objects can be "like sandpaper" or "like glass" or "like sand" in the way they feel. Sounds can be "like a drum" or "like a harp" or "buzzing like a bee". All of these seem normal.
It's strange, then, that when we turn to our sense of smell and taste, that these comparisons seem difficult. People often look at wine tasting as an arcane and difficult thing to do. Really, it's not! Just as when you listen to a sound and think, "That sounds like a chainsaw buzzing", you can taste a wine and think, "I can taste the flavor of cherry in there". It's not that there's really cherry in the wine, any more than a chainsaw was really used to make the noise you heard. But it's an easy and handy reference to share information with others.
Read through these pages to learn more, and enjoy!
The Basics of Wine Flavors
Fun Flavor-Related Wine Tasting Ideas
Spices and Herbs
Basics of Wine
All content on the WineIntro website is personally written by author and wine enthusiast Lisa Shea. WineIntro explores the delicious variety and beautiful history which makes up our world of wine! Lisa loves supporting local wineries and encouraging people to drink whatever they like. We all have different taste buds, and that makes our world wonderful. Always drink responsibly.