Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Find Your Perfect Match

Find Your Perfect Match: Join The Paso Robles Wine Club
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, you might be wondering how you'll ever find your perfect match. Don't worry--with a membership to The Paso Robles Wine Club you will have a chance to sample wines selected from throughout  Paso Robles Wine Country and with regular shipments and a variety of wines to taste, you're bound to find one--or several--that are a perfect match for your palate. 

One of the best ways to find a wine you love is to taste as many wines as possible. This will help you learn to identify the flavor profiles that are pleasing to your palate. As a member of the Paso Robles Wine Club, you'll enjoy a selection of premium wines from the Central Coast delivered right to your door. This will give you an opportunity to taste hard to find boutique wines in your home, without having to figure out what to buy on your own.

By tasting wines regularly, you’ll also develop your palate and become accustomed to certain flavors in wine. To start, learn how to identify the 4 most common fruit groups found in wine. They are:

Black Fruit: Think about how jam tastes. This group includes black cherry, black raspberry, blackberry, black currant and fig. Look for these flavors in Cabernet.

Red Fruit: To best understand this group, think of candied cherries, raspberry, strawberry, cherry and cranberry. Grenache, Sangiovese and Pinot Noir are often loaded with red fruit flavors.

Tree Fruits: Summer fruits like apricots, peaches and nectarines make for this flavor, but late harvest fruits like pears and apples also fit the profile. Characteristic of white wines, like Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier.

Citrus Fruits: Crisp and sometimes tart, look for pink grapefruit, Myer lemon, Key lime, orange and even the tropical fruits, pineapple and passion fruit. You’ll likely taste these in white wines, such as Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Grigio.


Finding your perfect wine match takes time—tasting wine, exploring flavors, learning how to find and identify the fruit profiles—but like any good relationship, the payoff is well worth the effort—and besides, who doesn’t like to taste more wine?

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