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1

what is a vertical tasting

a vertical tasting is one in which the same or similar wines are tasted through a series of vintage

2

name two other types of wine tastings

blind tasting
semi blind
horizontal

3

with respect to wine tasting what is a flight

a flight of wines is a grouping or set of wines with similar characteristics

4

usually when is the best time to taste

when slight hunger stimulates your senses

5

what are the four stages of evaluating a wine

appearance
nose
taste
conclusion

6

when looking at a wine what is the first thing one should inspect

clarity

7

what does a watery rim of a wine usually indicate

a weak wine: a wine lacking a strength or extract

8

give a range of colors for a white wine from lightest to darkest

whitish-yellow
pale yellow
straw yellow
yellow gold
gold
yellow brown
brown

9

starting with purple give a range of colors for red wines

purple
ruby
red
red brown
mahogany
tawny
amber brown

10

describe the general relationship between the color and the body of a wine

generally the more deeply colored a wine is the more full bodied it is

11

a red wine that shows hues of purple tends to indicate

purple hues indicate youthfulness in a red wine green hues in a white wine indicate youthfullness

12

what is ullage

ullage is the air apace in a bottle or cask. in a bottle of wine a larger than normal space between the unopened cork and level of fill of the wine indicates excessive ullage, which could mean possible oxidation or accscence. ullage is often caused by evaporation but could be casued by seepage or even be there intentionally

13

is a slight effervescence in an older wine acceptable

no

14

how are tartrate crystals normally removed from a wine before bottling

through cold stabilization

15

are tartrate crystals in a white wine an indication of spoilage

no

16

legs are tears on the inside of a glass of wine are an indication of what

alcohol

17

what are three smellable faults in a wine

corked or corkiness
acetic acid or vinegary
oxidation sulfur or hydrogen sulfide
mold

18

what is the traditional interpretation of aroma and bouquet

the traditional interpretation aroma refers to the natural grape scent while bouquet is the scent of a mature wine

19

what is the modern interpretation of aroma and bouquet

the modern interpretation of aroma refers to the natural grape scent while bouquet is the scent of a mature wine

20

when smelling a wine what four general categories should be evaluated

condition
intensity
fruit character
development

21

what does the development of wines nose refer to

youthfulness, age or maturity

22

what is a useful tool that is accepted in the wine industry to help determine the aromas of wine

the aroma wheel

23

name six general categories of wine aromas

fruity
floral
spicy
begetal
earthy
woody
nutty
caramelized
chemical

24

what are teh five basic tastes

sweet
sour
salt
bitter
umami

25

what is tannin

tannin is a naturally occurring organic compound that exists in the skins and pips of the grapes and is imparted to the wine during fermentation. it also exists in oak so a wine stored or aged in cask also tea. tannin is beneficial for aging a wine

26

what type of acidity are found in grapes

tartaric
malic
citric
lactic

27

aside from water what are teh four structural components of wine

alcohol
acid
sugar
tannin

28

what structural elements of a wine a soft mouthfeel

sugar and alcohol

29

what structural elements of a wine impart a hard mouthfeel

acid and tannin

30

what is the range of alcohol levels for still wines and what is the average

7-14% AVERAGE 12%