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Live Wine Tasting #1

The live tasting starts at 5pm PT on Oct. 29th, 2015. Here are all the details for the tasting and what you’ll need to be prepared.

Live Wine Tasting 1

This is an hour-long wine tasting program designed to help you learn how to improve your wine palate. Find similar wines to the wines listed below and follow along with wine in your glass!

What You’ll Need

Besides the 3 wines (see below), you’ll want to have:

  • a glass of water
  • a decanter (or aerator)
  • a notepad and pen
  • a spitoon
  • your Wine Folly book
  • a clean wine glass
  • a wine opener

You can use the same wine glass for all three wines, just be sure to rinse it with the water (or a little of the next wine) before tasting the next wine.

The Wines

Albariño Page 56 of Wine Folly Book


  • Chill this wine in the fridge

An Albariño is from the Rioja area in Spain (called Valles de Sadacia for Albariño).

Nero d’Avola Page 144 of Wine Folly Book


  • Chill this wine for 15–20 minutes before the tasting
  • Be ready to pour this wine into a decanter during the tasting

This Nero d’Avola comes from high elevation vineyards (1,600 ft) in central Sicily.

Zinfandel Page 128 of Wine Folly Book


  • Chill this wine for 20 minutes before the tasting

An American Zinfandel from Contra Costa County.

About Madeline Puckette

James Beard award winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly

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