The "Expert" Tasting Method
See the wine. Notice color and clarity.
Swirl the wine to aerate it and release aromas.
Smell the wine. Identify its aromas or bouquet.
Sip the wine allowing it to touch all parts of the tongue.
Swish the wine gently in your mouth. Focus on flavors and texture.
Swallow or Spit. Breathe in and out while considering additional flavors and finish.
Summarize your overall impression of the wine such as quality and value.