LIQ­UID LINGO As Christmas party sea­son ap­proaches, our wine ex­pert lets us in on in­dus­try tast­ing and talk­ing tips

Learn how to speak the lan­guage of wine. Wine cu­ra­tor Jagdev Singh cracks the code

Inside Out (Australia) - - Editor’s Letter - WORDS KYE GREENACRE Jagdev Singh, co-founder of wine busi­ness, The Lo­cal Drop th­e­lo­cal­drop.com.au.

There are two kinds of wine lovers. On one hand are the peo­ple who swirl, sniff and sip, pick­ing up the vel­vety, toasty notes. And then there’s the rest of us: we take a swig and de­cide if it’s a good drop based purely on the en­joy­ment fac­tor.

“There is no right or wrong when it comes to tast­ing wine,” says Jagdev Singh, co-founder of wine cu­ra­tion busi­ness, The Lo­cal Drop. “Taste is per­sonal, so pref­ace ev­ery­thing you say with: ‘To me, this wine is…’

“Once you un­der­stand the ba­sic lingo, de­scrib­ing what you’re tast­ing adds to the ex­pe­ri­ence and gives you a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of what you do and don’t like,” says Jag. At the end of the day, it’s all about find­ing some­thing that suits your palate, just like you do in your home style!

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