When it comes to wine, each person has different tastes so choosing the perfect wine can be tough!
Wine tends to be very personal as taste is so subjective. If you aren’t familiar with wines or you can’t seem to determine your preferences, then there is a simple set of normal flavors that can help you when choosing the perfect wine! This should help you determine wines you could enjoy based on the flavors you love!
Well, that means you have a sweet pallet. Sweet pallets tend to be sensitive and use sugar as a way to mask the bitterness. Try a dessert wine such as a Muscat or a Sweet Riesling.
Do you enjoy the taste of sweetener?
If you do then, you have a tolerant pallet. This means you don’t mind big flavors and big tannins. We would recommend a red wine; specifically, an Italian Sangiovese.
Most would say they find coffee enjoyable but if you enjoy expressos then this one is for you. Espresso lovers generally have an extremely tolerant pallet which means you will enjoy wines big in alcohol, big in body and big tannins. If you prefer whites, try a Californian Oaked Chardonnay and if you enjoy a nice red try a Californian Cabernet Sauvignon.
Enjoying lattes generally indicates that you have a hypersensitive pallet. Hypersensitive pallets tend to shy away from intense wine flavors but have a better ability to pick up complexities in wines that others can’t. Latte lovers may enjoy wines that are typically thought of as dry but have a sweetness to them too. Go ahead and sample a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc.
How do you feel about lemons?
For all of those citrus lovers, we have something for you. The acidity of lemons actually decreases the bitterness that our pallets taste. That means smooth wines that are fruity and low in alcohol may be your best option. If you prefer white, then order a cup (or bottle) of Italian Verdicchio. For red wine lovers, a New World Merlot.
Fan of dessert?
In general, most can say that they enjoy chocolate but how many of you enjoy dark chocolate? Dark chocolate lovers have very tolerant pallets which means they love the big flavor and big tannins. Order a bottle of Malbec or Grenache (red or white).
Crème brûlée lovers tend to have a sensitive pallet. If you are an adventurous taster who loves combining different, but well balanced, flavors, try a Pinot Blanc from Elsass or an Aged Rioja.
Prefer Savoury over Sweet?
Olives are known to have rather earthy savory flavors and a creamy butteriness to their flavor. Most who enjoy olives have a sensitive pallet. This means you like big wines that are complexed and well balanced.
If you like spicy chili, then you actually have a hypersensitive pallet. This means you like fruity wines that are smooth and low in alcohol such as Rhône White Blends or a Gewürztraminer from Germany. Those of you who enjoy salty have a pallet very sensitive to bitterness; meaning will enjoy fruity wines that are not overly oaked. We recommend an unoaked Chardonnay or an Old-World Pinot Noir.