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Finding flavor descriptions for wine?

Hubby and I got into drinking wine a few months ago, and every once in awhile we try new things. It would be nice to have some kind of idea of whether it's dry or sweet, and the general flavoring, so that we're not wasting money on something that we think is disgusting. He likes sweeter wines, while I'm more of the in betweener. Not too dry, but not too sweet. Pinot Grigio is one of my faves!! But I had a petite sirah the other night that wasn't too bad. Are there any books or websites that give you the low down on wine flavoring? :)

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HappyEndings

Asked by HappyEndings at 10:09 PM on Mar. 21, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • voila http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_tasting_descriptors
    LoveMyPoliceMan

    Answer by LoveMyPoliceMan at 10:11 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Wine is something learned. Instead of a website, find a wine tasting near you. It will help you understand what food goes with what wine, what is dry, sweet, or both, how to mix white with red, and so on. It's easy to remember and it makes more sense that way.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:12 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • i agree with musicmom......why don't you and hubby find a sitter and go to a local vineyard (or wine store) for a wine tasting one day? that would be great for learning more about wine and learning what you like/don't like without buying a whole bottle. you could ask at your local wine store for events like that or search online.
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:15 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Go tp Google and put in http://www.winetasting.com/michigan and they can tell u different places for "tasting" and give u an idea of what sort of wine u and your dh will like. I recommend the one by Lake Michigan. Beautiful scenery
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 10:15 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • One of the local stores near my house hosts a free wine tasting every Saturday afternoon. DH and I have learned so much about wines from them. Going to tastings is really the best way to learn. Expect it to take some time, though. You don't pick up nuances in just a couple of weeks.

    I'm a fan of the new Washington Rieslings. Not as sticky sweet as the old German ones, but refreshing and apple tasting.
    SelaCarsen

    Answer by SelaCarsen at 1:00 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Start going to (free) wine tastings:  http://www.localwineevents.com/

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:52 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I`d do a wine tasting
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 8:54 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

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