George Spillman has become a wine connoisseur since moving from his native Washington to Northern California following a stint as a US Army Ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has fallen in love with his new home in Northern California and thoroughly enjoys all that the region has to offer, including excellent wines and wine production. Spillman has sampled several of the local vineyards in the area and has found himself building his wine tasting skills in the process.
George Spillman had to be educated in how to properly taste and appreciate good wine since he moved from Washington to Northern California. He has gradually developed a taste for some of the best wines in the country, produced throughout Northern California in the area where he lives.
When tasting wine, before you even put the glass to your lips, take a good look at its color and overall consistency. Look for a dark red texture or a crisp white color, depending on which type of wine you’re tasting. Next, you have to smell the wine to get an idea of the wine’s body and flavor profile while picking up all of the flavor notes that you can.
After you’ve considered the aroma and the appearance of a good wine, it’s time to taste. Take a small sip and let the wine sit in your mouth for a moment before spitting or swallowing. Feel the wine on your palate.
George Spillman Washington native and local business owner in Northern California.