Evaluating Your Own Wines

Evaluating your wines is the key to improving.

In this podcast you’ll discover why it is so important to take a systematic approach to evaluating your own wines. This is, I believe, an essential part of learning to make a better bottle of wine. Whether you’re an amateur winemaker or professional you will benefit from this as will your wines.

Here are just a few of the different systems used by wine professionals to evaluate wines. Take a look at each and see which one feels right to you. If these are too involved you could always write out a list of questions to answer when tasting your own wines to see where you can improve.

As I mentioned in the podcast the point of evaluating your wine is not to assign it a numeric score. The point is to take a structured approach to tasting and evaluating your wine.

Questions Answered

  1. How long can you age kit wines?
  2. Can I add extra tannins to my kit wine? How does that affect aging?
  3. Can I age my kit wine in a 5 liter barrel?

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