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Wine Notes

  • 14-11-2016 9:04pm
    Registered Users Posts: 150 ✭✭

    I like a nice bottle of red and my other half and I will usually have a bottle or two every weekend. I want to try and keep a few notes about the bottles and grape varieties, nothing fancy, just something I can refer back to now and then so I can remember what bottles/grapes/producers I liked and didn't.

    I am looking for a few headings such as Colour, Tannins and what I call 'Depth' (don't ask!).that I can score out of 5 as a basic starter before I get into actual taste/flavours. Should I be noting anything else? I would like 5 categories as I feel this gives me greater differential without being too complicated!!

    Any Help or Suggestions??????

    Thank You!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,464 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06

    It would be interesting if a common one could be agreed on... maybe we could have an open "what wine are we drinking this week thread..."

    Hard to know what to report on... fruitiness? acidity?

    For me, it'd be important to record if it paired particularly well (or badly) with a certain dish. You could record the name of the dish, and 1 means it paired badly, 3 is neutral \ ok, 5 means they complemented each other.
    If it's an older wine, did you find decanting to be beneficial or detrimental - maybe 3 means no decanting or no effect, 1 means detrimental, 5 means beneficial.

    And then the crucial question - would you buy it again...

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,519 ✭✭✭✭dudara

    The WSET have a syatematic approach to wine evaluation. Link below. Using a structure like this means that your notes are consistent. And as mentioned, it's also a good idea to add extra notes like food pairings you liked.