Koh’s Online Wine Tasting Event Wednesday, October 26

Koh’s Online Wine Tasting Event Wednesday, October 26

Online Wine Tasting
online wine tasting

Dear All
Welcome to Koh’s Virtual Wine Tasting!

Everybody has the ability to Taste. Not many know how to use it! I am here to help you understand how it’s done! I will introduce you to the world of wine tasting using a simplified step by step guide.

Please bring in your wine of choice. You may bring as many as you like. As a general rule the more the better but I usually recommend two different ones, like a red and a white. It would be nice to ‘flash’ taste the wines at the beginning before anything else. This practice will give you a basic understanding of the wines. Then you can move back and forth and examine them against each other.

If in doubt have a look below for recommendations and inspiration on how to customize the experience to your personal wine taste and please share your notes at the comment section to get the Q & A going and get a basic direction of what you want to take with you from this experience.

During the event I will be sharing on my screen a presentation with personal media files so please make sure you have a good internet connection.

Wine Tasting is a very personal experience and you can do as you please especially in the privacy of a zoom meeting!  however I’d suggest you try and give your wine selection a structure and a theme. Comparative tasting is the way I learn about wine. Observing two wines at the same time focusing on what is different and where applied what is common between them.

Terroir, pronounced “tehr-wahr”, is a French term that expresses the combination of soil, weather conditions and style of winegrowing and winemaking. These three elements bring a specific identity and a sense of place to the wine. A terroir can be spread as a region or be as specific as a small part of an estate.

I recommend choosing  wines from the same origin if you want to focus on what a region has to offer. Keep things simple and equal by picking from the same Country > region > county > village > winery. 

If you like a grape variety and you want to understand it better then choose the same single-variety wines but as diverse as possible. e.g. East coast vs West coast or New world vs Old world wine.

You may want to get a bit deeper into your glass and compare different wine styles like Oak-aged vs Young wine or Dry vs Semi-Dry.

Use the search box to find wines near your location 

here is a list of recommendations! 

Please Help me complete this list! I will be updating this wine list every time someone lets me know of the wine they want to bring along on this tasting experience. With details about the wines and where to buy them. If you have any information that can help me complete my post feel free to pass them over... 

Domaine de la Janasse, Cotes du Rhone Villages, Terre d'Argile

The vines for this single vineyard wine are grown without pesticides or insecticides and the manure is natural. The land is worked without weedkiller to maintain ventilation and flexibility of the soil.

Chateau Gloria, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux France

Unique in its kind since this vineyard was built up piece by piece over several years by buying those coming mainly from Grands Crus Classés in 1855. The origin of the terroirs, the care given to cultivation and winemaking, explain its world-renowned quality.

Château la Tour l’Aspic, Pauillac , Bordeaux France

Chateau La Tour l'Aspic, named for the white tower in the vineyards on the property, is the second label of Chateau Haut-Batailley.

Bodega Garzon Reserva Tannat Maldonado, Uruguay

Deep purple in colour, this Tannat fresh aromas reminiscent of red and black fruits such as plums and raspberries on a spice-flavoured aroma. It has a great personality in mouth. Its ripe tannins and its minerality make it a terroir wine of great identity.

Chianti Rúfina Reserva 2017

Combining structure and finesse, this has subtle but intriguing aromas of camphor, rose and sunbaked earth. On the taut, juicy palate, fine-grained tannins accompany dried cherry, orange zest and star anise before a coffee-bean finish. -- Wine Enthusiast

2019 Penfolds Koonunga Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon

Adds a touch more oak influence to the basic Penfolds entry-level formula of smooth, supple tannins and dark fruit, offering vanilla and cassis notes on the nose and some dried fruit flavors on the palate. Fine with a midweek burger or steak. --Wine Enthusiast

Bodegas Valduero Tierra Alta 'Valduero 2 Maderas', Ribera del Duero, Spain

“Our ultimate objective is to offer a wine that tells you the story of its origin, whispers he is not
Recommended

Marques de Murrieta Reserva Rioja DOCa, Spain

This wine shows the incredible personality of the Ygay Estate, made with tempranillo, mazuelo, Graciano y garnacha. Each variety adds its personality to obtain a balanced wine after the barrel ageing.
Personal Favorite

Clos Henri, Marlboroug Sauvignon Blanc

“Our ultimate objective is to offer a wine that tells you the story of its origin, whispers he is not French but Marlborough and voices he is a craft from the specific Clos Henri terroir” says Arnaud Bourgeois, General Manager
Personal Favorite

Calon Segur, St. Estephe 2016

Château Calon-Ségur is an estate located in the commune of Saint-Estèphe on the left bank of the Gironde River in Bordeaux. The château is unique in the Medoc as the vineyards are in one single plot surrounded by tall stone walls.

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