How to Taste and Select Wine

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    In this video Brandon Walsh, of Hosted Wine Tasting, will demonstrate how to open a bottle of wine, taste wine and pair wine with food.

    Brandon Walsh

    Brandon’s immense passion for wine and cooking led him to launch Hosted Wine Tasting; a company that offers wine tasting, food catering, and wine training services at the customer’s location. Besides his studies through the Wine Spectator School and Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, CA, Brandon has also traveled to vineyards and wineries throughout the world; most notably in the US, Italy, and France.

    Brandon Walsh: Hi, I am Brandon Walsh, President of Hosted Wine Tasting. Today, I am going to expose you to the wonderful world of wine. At the end of today s video, you ll have learned different techniques for opening the bottle of wine, proper etiquette for ordering wine in a restaurant, how to taste and describe wine just like a professional, and finally how to pair food and wine. The materials you ll need to get started are a bottle of wine, a wine opener, a wine glass, a wine tasting scorecard, and a pencil. If you do not have one that s okay, you can go ahead and use a scrap sheet of paper.

    For safety purposes, if you are a pregnant, please do not consume wine, and also wine may impair your ability to operate a motor vehicle or heavy machinery. Wine has been a passion of mine for many years. I have studied wine at the Wine Spectator School as well as the Culinary Institute in Napa Valley. I currently own and operate Hosted Wine Tasting, which provides wine tasting services in people s homes, at corporate events, wedding receptions, or any location for that matter. We also offer in-home wine training and food catering services. Once you have all your materials, let s go ahead and get started.