The Wine Lady
Cici, The Wine Lady is the Founder of Easy Bacchus and she is from Paris, France
She worked for many years in famous hotels across different countries and she loves travelling and discovering new cultures and people !
She is graduated from the ”Ecole Hotelière de Paris” and the ”Institut Paul Bocuse school” (Hospitality, cooking, wine & service school) and holds a specialized MBA from the prestigious ”Essec Business School” in Paris, France.
Most importantly, she is passionate about wine since her childhood and her DREAM is to make wine easy & fun for YOU !!
The Wine Lady provides wine tasting courses, easy & funny, for corporates (team building, customer rewards…) as individuals (wine dinner, party…).
Contact us to book your next unique course experience!
Follow those 3 steps during your wine tasting and do not worry, nothing is complex, it’s just easy & fun !
Take your glass from the down part, tilt it slightly and LOOK, easy & fun !
Tips: use a white napkin or even your white t-shirt to have a better glimpse at the wine’s color.
There are many different colors tones, check the range of colors for red, white and rose wines! Color is always darker when the wine is young and lighter when it ages.
Color can change depending on its region, variety of grape, soil, wine makingprocess, age of wine…
Tips: Sparking wines also have different colors tones from light to dark. Check the size of the bubbles: the thinner they are, the better the quality is!
This is the thin color on the side of the glass edge. For white and rose wine, wine hint becomes darker with age. For red wines, it becomes lighter with age.
Is the wine clear, with no pieces of particles inside? This is a sign of quality!
Tips: A few particles are ok in old wines, or also organic or non filtered ones.
After having tilted your glass a little, if you see transparent traces inside the glass, then you have found the wine “legs” ! It shows mostly the alcohol contained into the wine ! The slower the traces come down, the more alcohol it has.
Now, swirl slightly your glass counter clock wise and SNIFF, easy & fun !
Tips: An easier way is to swirl directly your glass over the table.
Close your eyes, do you recognize some flavors? Congratulations!
Tips: Pause for minute, then swirl your glass again : flavors will come to YOU with more intensity !
There are so many wine flavors, over 700 as per our expert ! We can be grouped into categories, such as:
fruits: fresh and dry fruits
flowers: acacia, chamomile, white flowers, rose, violet…
spices: pepper, thyme, laurel, coriander, cinnamon, vanilla…
vegetal: mushroom, tobacco, undergrowth, truffle…
roasted: coffee, toffee, cocoa, liquorice, grilled, smoked…
woody: cedar, oak, bark, resin…
animal: leather, musk…
others: honey, cream, butter, wax, mineral…
You will smell each after one different kind of aromas:
1. Primary aromas come from the variety of grape: fresh fruits, flower, spices…
2. Secondary aromas depend on the winemaking process: others…
3. Tertiary aromas derive from the age of the wine and the time spent in a barrel: dry fruits, spices, roasted, woody, vegetal, animal…
You can sometimes encounter some a bad smell: rotten egg, cork, gas, sulphur… This often due to a flaw with the bottle… leave it for 10 minutes. Smell it again and if it persists, pick another Easy Bacchus bottle !
Tips: roll up your wine under your tongue and make it roll inside your mouth
You will recognize the flavors that you sniffed and identify new ones…
Tips: Breathe to feel the flavors better!
Your tongue is powerful and will enable you to experience different feelings: first sweet, then salt, sour and finally bitter.
Tips: Make your wine swirl all over your mouth and feel it !