"The goal is to transform data into information, and information into insight."
- Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard executive and president
Greetings to one and all! Ah... Can you smell that? It's the beautiful crisp and clean smell of a weekend. Enjoy and savor my friend.Yesterday I shared the Red Wine Tasting Sheet. Today I am posting the White Wine Tasting Sheet.
How do you use this sheet to rate your own wines? Here are the basic steps:
- Swirl - To open up the wine.
- Sniff - Stick your nose into the glass taking big multiple whiffs.
- Sip - Take a good long taste and swirl the wine completely over the palate. After the complexities have taken their course, repeat over and over again.
- Each section (Nose Intensity, Flavor Intensity, Flavor Characteristics, Balance, and Length) each has a maximum score. 25 points for Flavor Intensity, 10 points for Flavor Characteristics, and 5 points for all other sections.
- Total up your scoring for all five (5) sections.
- Add 50 points just to make it a 100 point scale and you'll have your rating.
I do have some suggestions:
- If more than one of you is scoring a wine, don't discuss or share until everyone is done. It keeps each person honest and you will be shocked at not only the differences but also the common notes.
- Don't read the wine label until after you've completed the rating process. Pre-reading the wine bottle's back label can influence what you smell and taste. Don't cheat! Keep it honest. If you cheat, you are only cheating yourself.
- You scores are neither right nor wrong. Just because I like a wine doesn't mean that you're going to like it. Respect each others opinion and openly share your thoughts.
Hi-dee hi-dee remember-to-chill-your-white-wines-ho my friend.