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  1. 1. Tasting 101 <br />LBS wine club<br />17th May 2011<br />
  2. 2. First pair of whites<br />Picpoul de Pinet<br />Sauvignon Blanc<br />PRODUCER: Domaine La Croix Gratiot<br />REGION: France > Languedoc<br />GRAPES: Picpoul (100%)<br />YEAR: 2010<br /><ul><li>PRODUCER: Emiliana Vineyards
  3. 3. REGION: Chili > Casablanca valley
  4. 4. GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc(100%)
  5. 5. YEAR: 2010</li></li></ul><li>Second pair of whites<br />Gewurztraminer  réserve<br />ReserveChardonnay<br />PRODUCER: Cave de Hunawih<br />REGION: France > Alsace<br />GRAPES: Gewurztraminer (100%)<br />YEAR: 2008<br /><ul><li>PRODUCER: Seresin Estate
  6. 6. REGION: New Zealand > Marlborough
  7. 7. GRAPES: Chardonnay (100%)
  8. 8. YEAR: 2008</li></li></ul><li>First set ofreds<br />Tempranillo<br />Bordeaux Supérieur<br />Rioja Alta<br />Reserva<br />PRODUCER: Albizou<br />REGION: Spain > Rioja<br />GRAPES: Tempranillo (100%)<br />YEAR: 2009<br /><ul><li>PRODUCER: Chateay de Villepreux
  9. 9. REGION: France > Bordeaux
  10. 10. GRAPES: Merlot (50%) Cab. Sauv. (25%)</li></ul> Cab. Franc (25%)<br /><ul><li>YEAR: 2005
  11. 11. PRODUCER:  Vina Abelardi
  12. 12. REGION: Spain > Rioja
  13. 13. GRAPES: Tempranillo (100%)
  14. 14. YEAR: 2003</li></li></ul><li>Last set ofreds<br />Malbec<br />Barolo<br />PRODUCER: Guido Porro<br />REGION: Italia > Langhe<br />GRAPES: Nebbiolo (100%)<br />YEAR: 2006<br /><ul><li>PRODUCER: Pulenta Estate
  15. 15. REGION: Argentina > Mendoza
  16. 16. GRAPES: Malbec (100%)
  17. 17. YEAR: 2007</li></li></ul><li>Wheredidwe source the wines?<br />Yes,thisis a free advertisement!<br />Start-upfrom a LBSMBA alumnus<br />Tensofwinesbyavailableby the glass<br />18-22 Vanston PlaceLondonSW6 1AX<br />Fulhambroadway tube<br />http://www.vagabondwines.co.uk/<br />
  18. 18. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Wine quiz - round 1<br />
  19. 19. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Wine tasting is never absolutely objective because of the intrinsic subjectivity of the human senses, and because<br />any fraud or chemical manipulation done by the wine maker cannot be detected by tasting<br />the individual differences in perception are the only major problem, and this can be solved by panel tasting<br />each wine should be assessed relative to the typical style for that specific region and varietal<br />the economical aspects of wine making are not taken into account<br />
  20. 20. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />The word "terroir" designate the specific character of each wine producing region, e.g. the terroir of Burgundy. What is the key element defining the terroir?<br />A long history of wine making in a specific wine region, such as Bordeaux in France , Chianti in Italy and Rioja in Spain<br />The chemical composition of the soils and the other geographical characteristic of the region<br />A loosely defined mix of factors, including a specific territory, its typical varietals, the local traditions, and the know-how of the winemakers<br />
  21. 21. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Systematic wine tasting is a three step process. Which is the right order?<br />Smell/ Look/ Taste<br />Look/ Smell/ Taste<br />Smell/ Taste/ Look<br />Look/ Taste/ Smell<br />
  22. 22. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Tasting involves of many of the five senses?<br />Two<br />Three<br />Four<br />Five<br />In general,the astringency of tannins is a touch sensation, not a taste sensation<br />
  23. 23. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />When tasting wine one should swirl the glass<br />As a first thing, as the contact with the oxygen improves the aromas, and the movement allows the smells to get out of the glass<br /> after first smelling the still wine<br />Never as it alters the aromas of the wine<br />Only for red wines as the aromas of white wines are too delicate and would be dispersed<br />
  24. 24. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Of the two wines you have in front which one is more tanninc?<br />first<br />second<br />none of them is tannic <br />In general,there are no tannins in white wines<br />
  25. 25. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />One of the wines you have in front has dry character with fresh flavors of citrus, the other one shows distinctive herbaceous notes together with melon. Which is which?<br />First citrus, second grass and melon notes<br />First grass and melon, second citrus notes<br />
  26. 26. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />In terms of body the first two wines can be defined as<br />very light body<br />light/ medium body <br />medium/ full body<br />full body<br />
  27. 27. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />The two wines we are tasting are a Picpoul de Pinet from France and a Sauvignon Blanc from Chile.<br />Which is which?<br />First Picpoul, Second Sauvignon<br />First Sauvignon, Second Picpoul<br />
  28. 28. First two wines<br />Picpoul de Pinet<br />Sauvignon Blanc<br />PRODUCER: Domaine La Croix Gratiot<br />REGION: France > Languedoc<br />GRAPES: Picpoul (100%)<br />YEAR: 2010<br /><ul><li>PRODUCER: Emiliana Vineyards
  29. 29. REGION: Chili > Casablanca valley
  30. 30. GRAPES: Sauvignon Blanc(100%)
  31. 31. YEAR: 2010</li></li></ul><li>Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Languedoc Roussillon is known for all this characteristic but one<br />The use of local varietals, for instance the withes such as Picpoul and Ugni blanc<br />The use of varietals which are also found in the Rhone valley: Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache, Syrah<br />Value for the money<br />Highly prestigious wines<br />
  32. 32. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Sauvignon Blanc is used in all the following denominations but in one<br />Marlborough, NZ<br />Sancerre, FR<br />PuillyFuisse’, FR<br />PuillyFume’, FR<br />
  33. 33. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Wine quiz - round 2<br />
  34. 34. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Only one of these smells in a wine is a defect, which one?<br />Feces of chicken<br />Geranium/ Clorophylle<br />Urine of cat<br />Kerosene<br />
  35. 35. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />The two wines in the second round of whites have a distinct nose: one has notes of reminds and ripe tropical fruit; the other one has some light fruit notes, like peach and pear, blended with flavors of butter and walnut. Which is which? And which one was aged on oak?<br />First jasmine and tropical fruit, unoaked; Second pear, peach, butter, dried fruits, oaked <br />First jasmine and tropical fruit, oaked;Second pear, peach, butter, dried fruits, unoked <br />First pear, peach, butter, dried fruits, oaked;Second jasmine and tropical fruit, unoaked; <br />First pear, peach, butter, dried fruits, unoked,Second jasmine and tropical fruit, oaked; <br />
  36. 36. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />As one can expect, the newer the barrel is the more flavors are released into the wine. However, does the size of a barrel has a impact<br />No size is not important<br />Size has a minor impact, and the bigger the barrel the more flavoring is added<br />Size has a minor impact, and the smaller the barrel the more flavoring is added<br />Size has a major impact, and the bigger the barrel the more flavoring is added<br />Size has a major impact, and the smaller the barrel the more flavoring is added <br />
  37. 37. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />How many bottles does the typical small oak barrel, called a "barrique", contain?<br />130 bottles<br />300 bottles<br />650 bottles<br />900 bottles<br />1300 bottles<br />
  38. 38. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />For a wine aged in barrique, what is the cost attributable per bottle for the oak barrel?<br />~ 1 pound<br />~ 2 pounds<br />~ 3 pounds<br />~ 5 pounds<br />~ 7 pounds<br />
  39. 39. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />In terms of body the two wines we are tasting can be defined as<br />very light body<br />light/ medium body<br />medium/ full body<br />full body<br />
  40. 40. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />The golden rule of wine/ food pairing is<br />with fish always white wines, with red meat always red wines<br />delicate wines with delicate food, stronger wines with stronger foods<br />sparkling wines to begin, then white, then reds<br />the wine should always balance the dominant characteristic of the food by contrasting it<br />
  41. 41. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />A wine food pairing is right when:<br />you enjoy the paring of the wine and the food<br />if it is a traditional, regional matching that has passed the proof of time<br />the characteristic of the wines and the food complements each others <br />All answers are correct!<br />a) is the anglo-saxon school<br />b) is the french school<br />c) is the Italian school<br />
  42. 42. Second two wines<br />Gewurztraminer  réserve<br />ReserveChardonnay<br />PRODUCER: Cave de Hunawih<br />REGION: France > Alsace<br />GRAPES: Gewurztraminer (100%)<br />YEAR: 2008<br /><ul><li>PRODUCER: Seresin Estate
  43. 43. REGION: New Zealand > Marlborough
  44. 44. GRAPES: Chardonnay (100%)
  45. 45. YEAR: 2008</li></li></ul><li>Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />The screw cap closure<br />is always inferior to natural cork and denotes cheap wines<br />is always superior to cork as it is not affected by the risk of cork taint<br />is used on both premium and cheap wines depending on their characteristic <br />
  46. 46. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />The Gewurztraminer varietal is originally from:<br />France<br />Italy<br />Austria<br />Germany<br />
  47. 47. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Wine quiz - round 3<br />
  48. 48. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Alcohol is considered an hard or soft sensation in wine tasting?<br />hard<br />soft<br />
  49. 49. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />At what temperature should red wines be served and why?<br />Room temperature is ideal, because it best allows flavors to diffuse out of the glass<br />Room temperature is ideal, because it dampens the aggressive sensation of the tannins<br />Slightly below room temperature is ideal because it achieves the best balance<br />Slightly below room temperature is ideal, because it dampens the aggressive sensation of the tannins<br />
  50. 50. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />One of the three wines you have in front of you is more aged than the other ones, which is?<br />First<br />Second<br />Third<br />
  51. 51. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Which item of this list is not a characteristic of an aged red wine?<br />Color tone tends to purple and has violaceous reflexes<br />The tannins are softer and less aggressive<br />Color intensity is lighter and less deep<br />The smell has hints of aromas more complex than flower and fruits, like leather, earth and tobacco<br />A small amount of dark deposit can be found in the bottle<br />
  52. 52. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Can white wines be aged for long years, as red wines can?<br />Most of white wines should be drank in 1 to 2 years from their release, in general white wine cannot survive for more than 5 years<br />Most of white wines should be drank in 1 to 2 years from their release, but there are wines from some specific regions and varietals that can age up to 15 years<br />Even if most of white wines should be drank in 1 to 2 years from their release, there are wines from some specific regions that can be aged for tens of years<br />
  53. 53. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />How does the color of white wines change with aging<br />The color does not change for white wines, only for reds<br />It gets more intense<br />It gets fainter<br />
  54. 54. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />The Bordeaux regions is famous to be the home of varietals which became the most planted varietals in the world, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. <br />In Bordeaux the grapes are usually<br />Used to make single varietal wines, e.g. 100% merlot or 100% cabernet sauvignon<br />The fruits of different varietals are harvested together, mixed and crushed together, then this single juice is fermented into wine<br />The fruits of different varietals are harvested separately, fermented into wines and then the finished wines are mixed together to form the final blend<br />
  55. 55. First three reds<br />Tempranillo<br />Bordeaux Supérieur<br />Rioja Alta<br />Reserva<br />PRODUCER: Albizou<br />REGION: Spain > Rioja<br />GRAPES: Tempranillo (100%)<br />YEAR: 2009<br /><ul><li>PRODUCER: Chateay de Villepreux
  56. 56. REGION: France > Bordeaux
  57. 57. GRAPES: Merlot (50%) Cab. Sauv. (25%)</li></ul> Cab. Franc (25%)<br /><ul><li>YEAR: 2005
  58. 58. PRODUCER:  Vina Abelardi
  59. 59. REGION: Spain > Rioja
  60. 60. GRAPES: Tempranillo (100%)
  61. 61. YEAR: 2003</li></li></ul><li>Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />The vintage 2003 is well known because all over Europe the weather during the summer was<br />Cold and rainy, giving very restrained and under ripe fruits and wines<br />Very well balanced, warm but with some light rains, giving extremely elegant wines with a long potential for aging <br />Extremely hot, with a very early ripeness of the fruits, which gave very alcoholic and fruity wines<br />
  62. 62. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />The two most prestigious Italian red varietals are Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, which of the one following statements applies to both of them?<br />They are widely planted in Italy and are amongst the most planted varietals in the country<br />Blending with other varietals is allowed, even for prestigious denominations <br />The have a very complex nose, mixing fruity and floral notes, with spice and mineral tones. With ageing the bouquet further develop to include non vegetable sensations like leather<br />Being important wines, and having a distinct tannic character when young, their colour is deep and dark as ink<br />
  63. 63. Last two reds<br />Malbec<br />Barolo<br />PRODUCER: Guido Porro<br />REGION: Italia > Langhe<br />GRAPES: Nebbiolo (100%)<br />YEAR: 2006<br /><ul><li>PRODUCER: Pulenta Estate
  64. 64. REGION: Argentina > Mendoza
  65. 65. GRAPES: Malbec (100%)
  66. 66. YEAR: 2007</li></li></ul><li>Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />In terms of body the two wines we are tasting can be defined as<br />very light body<br />light/ medium body<br />medium/ full body<br />full body<br />
  67. 67. Wine tasting 101, challenge your knowledge<br />Malbec is one of the few vine varietals which is native of the Americas and it is grown only there<br />True, the other indigenous varietal of the Americas is Zinfandel in California<br />False, Malbec is orginally from France but, as Cinsault in Chili, the production in France almost disappeared so it almost excusively grown in the Americas<br />False, Malbec is still grown in France, oftentimes blended with Merlot. The most famous denomination begin Cahors in South West France<br />

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