How to taste wine
Tips from Christopher Bothwell, head sommelier, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Sticking your tongue out as you sip will tell you if it’s dry or sweet. Acidity is determined by how much it makes you salivate; a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a classic example of a wine with high acidity.
Tannins, only found in red wine, affect the side of your tongue and make your gums go dry.