By looking, smelling, tasting, and drawing a conclusion about wines we drink we can better evaluate, select, and recommend wines. Discovering the balance, finish, intensity, complexity, and expressiveness of wines will help us enjoy a good bottle of wine. Below are definitions defined by WSET.
Balance: Good wines have a balance between acids and tannins and fruitiness and sweetness. Acids and tannins alone result in a hard tasting and unpleasant wine.
Finish: An enjoyable finish of flavors lingering within the mouth for several seconds.
Intensity: “Extreme intense flavors” can disrupt balance.
Complexity: Empresses many different flavors.
Expressiveness: Match by characteristics of grape variety and region of good wines.
Wine selection: Selection helps us pair wines with events and occasions. When selecting a good wine for an occasion it is good to know preferences and tastes of those drinking. As mentioned by WSET, wine should not be the center of attention, but appropriate quality for the occasion. A “premium-quality” wine is always a good idea for very special life events.