Wine Tips & Tricks

How To Use Wine Tasting Mats

Getting ready to taste a new bottle of wine? Well, you probably already know about Wine Folly’s educational wine tasting mat, but you may not know how to make the most of your wine tasting placemat, so check out the demonstration below for some great advice. Grab a glass of wine, a pen, and your tasting mats and follow along with the video.

How To Use Wine Tasting Mats

Grab a glass of Chardonnay and practice!

Learning to actively taste wine is probably the most beneficial step you can take to improve your understanding of wine.

By improving your ability to remember wine characteristics you’ve come across in the past, you’ll be able to blind taste wine more successfully in the future. In this video, I discuss each of the steps involved in active wine tasting with a glass of Chardonnay.

Wine Tasting Mats

Stop by the Wine Folly Store to see the wine tasting mats that are currently available.

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Wine Color Chart

I mention the wine color chart in this video. Here’s the link!
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Have Questions?

If you’re having trouble getting the hang of active tasting, feel free to drop your questions down below. I’m happy to help 🙂

About Madeline Puckette

I'm a certified sommelier and creator of the NYT Bestseller, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. Find me out there in the wine world @WineFolly