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Cleanse the Palate | The Wine Virgin
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Cleanse the Palate

March 10, 2008

Hello, what would I need to do to cleanse the palate so to speak? You glanced over this last week in your “Wine Nose” post about not eating for a couple hours before hand. Is there anything else I can do? - Tawny in Buffalo, WY

Actually, a great way to cleanse the palate is simply by eating bland white bread and a drink of water in between tasting various wines. This is because the bread is neutral in flavor and will give you a base to reference from. Sometimes a social gathering to taste wine can be accompanied with various cheeses or meat based snacks. As simple as some of these may seem, they can have a large influence over your wine palate, making it quite difficult to get the true taste of the wine you are interested in.

Tawny, you now have a very easy way to get a reference point in developing your wine palate and have no more excuses with putting new and interesting flavors into your mouth. Enjoy!!

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  1. Wine Tasting Techniques : The Wine Virgin on May 20th, 2008 11:07 pm

    […] that you can do for starters is go read my post real quick on how to cleanse your palate. This puts your nose and tongue at neutral place to start off at. When you are about to taste wine, […]

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