Drink Wine like a Pro: finally … Drink!

Take a swig! See if the stuff you smelled is also in the taste.

Pinot is really distinctive. Once you’ve had a couple of bottles you will always be able to recognise the wine, even if the Pinot you are drinking isn’t an exceptional wine it will have the characteristics of a Pinot.

If you understand the whole process that goes into growing grapes and making wine, it makes sense that you pay close attention to the end-product. Every aspect of the wine becomes of interest to you, and so it should.

Pinot has been called “sex in a glass”. I think this is because of its seductive delicacy. It is an exciting, sensuous drink that can be ravishing. Some Pinots are so complex that they seem to have a personality, like a person.