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.
This is a Bring Your Own Wine (BYOW) Online Tasting which means you can bring along any wine you want. In short I recommend wines that trigger your curiosity. I will take you through the method I use to taste a new wine, using a simple Sensory Analysis Procedure.
There is no right or wrong and tasting is not a competition of any sort. It’s all about understanding the fermented beverage in your glass.
Check out the Q & A tab to find answers to questions discussed during the sessions.
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...