Stop and Smell the Rosé: Wine Tasting by Smell

Baking spices, black currant, and barnyards, oh my! There are hundreds of aroma compounds found in wine. Swirl your glass, take a whiff, and follow these tips for identifying wines by smell:

Shortcuts to Identifying Wine by Smell

Each wine has its own unique set of characteristics, but the following aromas are commonly identified in these varietals:

Aromas Found in Popular Wine Varietals



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Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.


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