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Chianti wine tasting (degustazione vino chianti) is essentially the subjective examination and assessment of the wine. While the process of wine tasting itself is as old as the production of it, an official methodology to wine tasting has gradually developed from the 14th Century onwards.
It was during this time that the term for tasting wine first appeared. The word for wine tasting in France today is Toujours (touja) and in England, it is referred to as ‘tasting’. Wine tasting is an art, which originated from within the culture of certain regions of France and Italy.
Many wine tours throughout the world offer guided wine tasting sessions for patrons. In many cases, these tours provide the opportunity for visitors to participate in the assessment of each particular wine, along with the determination of the quality thereof.
Depending on the particular nature of the winery the tour guide may select several different vintages from which to make their evaluation. During the wine tasting, the group will be presented with a selection of the various wines along with brief information about them.
They will then be encouraged to determine the quality of each of the offerings through the use of special tasting glasses and other accessories provided for the occasion.
In most cases, the length of the tasting tour varies depending on the size of the winery, although most often tours last one day. Typically, wine tours will provide a variety of white wines from which to choose, although some do offer a black wine tasting on occasion.
As with other forms of tasting, the quality of the wine being tasted is nearly as important as the color. Typically the better quality white wines are separated from those of darker color. Generally, the difference is that lighter-colored wines are more acidic than darker ones.