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