Introducing The Wine Flavor Chart
A useful tool to have on hand while tasting, the wine flavor wheel is a visual glossary of wine terms organized by origin.
Tasting different flavors in wine can be a bit tricky. One of the biggest reasons for this is because wines aren’t a visual experience. Let me explain. When we learn what oranges tastes like, we associate the flavor of an orange with what an orange citrus fruit looks like. We create a mental picture of an orange’s features, which help dictate our memory of its flavor and embed it into our minds. This works for all kinds of tastes and textures, and since wine has very few visual cues, it’s more difficult to create a strong memory of how it tastes.