Knowledge is always important and useful, no matter what kind of application there will be for that knowledge in future. It is always good to seek out and absorb knowledge about anything you are interested in. Acquiring knowledge about wine is useful. The pleasure of having some knowledge about, as well as the pleasure of drinking, a good wine is something to enjoy. When your drinking, its nice to know what varieties of grape went into the wine, when and where it came from, what process went into the making of that particular wine and, indeed, who made it? If you have some knowledge about the wine while drinking it, it might well add to your understanding and appreciation of what is in your glass. You might be pleasantly surprised to learn the type of wine you are drinking, where it was made, and its vintage.
People who are not that much aware about wines are scared off by just the mention of the descriptions of wine. Such people think they are novices and will be unable to appreciate a wine. Their ignorance may even prevent them from enjoying wine. The best way to learn about different wines and to experience them in the best possible manner is to keep tasting better wines! If you are not a wine expert, or you are unable to recognize their variety and know anecdotes about wine, you may not know which wines to select but that should not stop you from enjoying wine whenever it is placed in front of you.
If you have some knowledge of wine aromas and flavor’s, and familiarity with a range of wines, look out for opportunities to taste similar or better wines from the same region. Don’t forget that there are three important things to look for in all wine, these are aroma (bouquet), taste (palate) and color. With a little effort and a keenness to differentiate using these three attributes, you can become a wine tasting expert. When tasting a particular wine, you should ask yourself, how does this wine compare with others from the same varietal, from different vineyards in the same region, from the same producer in different years? There is no doubt that comparative knowledge, based on tasting experience, can enhance your tasting pleasure.
Wine knowledge is important because wine is an extension of the plate. Your wine knowledge has the ability to elevate the dining experience to new heights. The knowledge that you impart to your Guests fosters respect for your expertise and trust in your wine recommendations.
As a waiter, barman, runner or sommelier, there is no greater sign of respect than a Guest’s gratitude for your depth of knowledge and being treated as a true professional
Wine is one of the few products that you can never know enough about. By learning about wine, you embark on a wonderful exploration of yourself – your tastes and your preferences; and also of the world – different wine regions, different wine styles, oakling styles and much more. Every glass is an adventure!