FIRST, GET PROPERLY PREPARED TO TASTE
There is not just one way to enjoy Saint-Émilion wines; there are hundreds. Alone, with friends, at the property, with the winegrower, as well as at the Saint-Émilion School of Wine. To taste properly, you need to pay attention to all your perceptions.
YOUR FIRST CONTACT WITH A WINE
Choosing one wine from a range of different wines requires skill, especially how to understand a label.
Protecting the wines you like
To get the very best from the wines you like, it is worthwhile paying proper attention to keeping them in the best possible conditions, serving them at the right temperature and using the right “tools”.
SERVING A WINE
When you serve wine, you put yourself at its service to present it in its best light and pay tribute to it.
There are many key details to consider, such as the serving temperature, which is essential. Choosing the right glass, decanting, serving the wines in the right order and wine-food matching are also fundamentally important things that you need to think about.
ASSESSING EVERY DIMENSION OF THE WINE
When you understand the fundamentals of tasting, expressing the reasons for liking a wine or disliking it comes naturally. To assess a wine correctly, you already have the basic tools required: your eyes, your nose and your palate.