Wine tasting is perhaps the most important sensory test and evaluation of wines. The practice of wine sampling is as old as the production, with the first recorded tasting event occurring at the Villa de Punt in 1395. A more formalized method of wine sampling has evolved over the years from the 1400s onwards, with a series of connoisseurs’ clubs that have been formed all over Europe. These clubs began to focus more on testing and assessing wines rather than simply enjoying them. This gave rise to the connoisseurs’ clubs of today.
The Importance of Wine Tasting
In today’s world of wine tasting, the connoisseurs of today’s day have not lost their love of drinking wines. They still enjoy enjoying the great taste of the many varieties of wines available and the opportunity to try and match different flavors together to create a unique wine experience. This has led to the growing number of people who enjoy tasting wines on a regular basis. As the wine connoisseurs are increasing in number, the number of wineries offering tasting events also continues to increase.
Wine tasting does not necessarily require any kind of certification or training. Most wine tasting events, including most major wine festivals, have a tasting certificate which the potential attendee of the event can review prior to attending. A wine tasting can easily be organized by your local winery event planner and included in your wine shopping trip to Europe.