Deductive Tasting Grid

Why We Use a Deductive Tasting Method?

  • To improve your ability to taste and ability to accurately describe the characteristics of a wine
  • Form valuable taste references (or markers) that lead to logical conclusions when tasting blind
  • Increase your overall wine knowledge by tying theoretical knowledge to what you taste
  • Improve your ability to sell wine by developing a customer friendly lexicon of descriptors

We Recommend

  • Tasting hundreds (even thousands) of wines a year using the same technique
  • Learning the elements of the ‘Grid’ so they are second nature – repetition is key
  • Using blind tasting to increase skill level and perception of the wine in your glass
  • Consistent study to supplement tasting –  strong theory and successful tasting are closely connected

Download the Deductive Tasting Grid here.