Tasting Tips

In order to enjoy wine, one must learn the proper techniques of wine tasting. According to Wikipedia: “Wine tasting is the sensory examination and evaluation of wine.”

In order to evaluate wine you must use:  The 5 S’s of Wine Tasting; See, Sniff, Swirl, Sniff, Sip. For examination of wine: color, clarity, varietal character, integration, expressiveness, complexity and connectedness is taken into consideration.

To learn tips and techniques in the art of wine tasting, a list of videos below have been compiled for your viewing enjoyment. The majority of the videos are from Cleveland’s own Marianne Frantz, while the remaining videos are listed by author.

Marianne Frantz, is the founder of the American Wine School, located here in Cleveland, Ohio, and she is also a Certified Wine Educator, an Advanced Sommelier and holds a Diploma, in Wine & Spirits from the London WSET.