In Step 2 of our Wine Tasting 101 series we help you get to grips with smelling wine and describing what you smell.
Your nose is your super-sense when it comes to really getting a handle on the aromas of your wine. However, many people find describing what they smell one of the most challenging and inaccessible parts of wine tasting.
The best place to start is to try - the more you practice, the better you'll get at picking up different aromas. And since you get much more of a read of the flavour profile of your wine from smelling it than you will from tasting it, this is a good skill to hone. So make sure you really get your nose in and smell your wine - don't miss out!