Give it a spin

Step Two: Swirl

Okay, you've had a good look at your wine. Now it's time to swirl it. Red, white, rose doesn't matter, swirl away. Swirling the wine aerates it, which releases aromatic attributes (more on that in Step Three: Smell). 

Once you've spun the wine around in your glass a few times, hold up your glass and take a look at the legs -- the clear droplets that hang onto the glass after spinning it. The slower the legs slide down the sides of the glass the higher the alcohol level of the wine.

Create some centrifugal motion and prepare to sniff...


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