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Wine Tasting Events
The growing Oklahoma Winery and Vineyard Industry has
prompted many of our visitors to request more detailed
information on winery visits, wine tasting tips and food &
wine pairings. "Every bottle of wine is like
a journey, so it is best to know where you are going and to
travel with friends." On this page we have tried to
share some tips and resources to help you make the most of your
wine tasting opportunities.
The idea behind wine tasting is as simple as this. Slow down, relax and take the time to think about what you're drinking.
SAFETY TIP: Have a Designated Driver. It goes without saying that wines are alcoholic beverages and deserve respect. The
average tasting room
offers 5 or 6 wines that end up equaling a glass of wine at each
winery. If you visit four wineries that is roughly the same as four glasses of wine. This is the major benefit of the bus and limousine tours -
no driving. Our winery usually offers around two
dozen wines for visitors to taste! We try to make something
Oklahoma Wine Event Photos
Harwelden Mansion - "Tastes from Around the World"
This charitable event was held to
benefit a gifted kids school run by the University of
Tulsa. Lots of folks turned out on February 28, 2004 to
help out, here are some of the pictures from that event.
General Wine Tasting Tips
1. Start by holding your tasting glass up to the light to observe its color and its texture (or weight).
2. Next swirl the wine around in your tasting glass. Observe the streaks of wine (legs) as they roll down the side of the glass. The legs can help you determine the body of the wine. The swirling will also allow the aroma of the wine to be released into the air. Stick your nose right down into the glass to detect the fragrances being released.
Never underestimate the importance of smell. We actually smell most of the things that we think we taste. Our
taste-buds can discern only five flavors: sweet, sour, salty,
bitter and umami.
OK, that last one is a little controversial. The fact is,
the human nose is capable of discerning thousands of subtle variation of scents, distilling sensations even from the recesses of memory.
3. Slowly and carefully taste the wine making sure it comes in contact with each part of your tongue (the tip, the sides, the center and the back). Each part of your tongue specializes in a different taste sensation so it is important to slurp the wine around in your mouth so that each part of your tongue gets a turn to taste.
It's okay to dump wine after you have tasted it. All tasting rooms have dump buckets and if you don't see one, ask the tasting room to dump it for you. Some prefer to spit after tasting. It sounds rude, but if you are planning to visit several wineries, it will help you keep your
There are no right or wrong descriptions of how a wine tastes or smells.
Just like meeting new people, you have to meet them for yourself, to really
know them. The opinions of others are little help. Everyone's palate is as unique and different as each individual. Want
to learn more? Any one of the wine magazines in the wine
magazine gift guide below, or the wine
books we list make a good start and of course visit some Oklahoma
wineries! Visit Oklahoma Wine News Blog Daily and never
miss another Oklahoma wine tasting event.
|Food & Wine [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION]
Food & Wine magazine will provide
you with the best in recipes, menus, entertainment tips, wine reviews, ideas on pairing wine and food, and articles about innovators in the food world.
Robert Parker, the founder
of Wine Advocate, is the leading consumer analyst for the
wine industry. Anyone serious about wine should subscribe to
the Wine Advocate.
Wine Advocate is a serious magazine that
looks more like a trade publication or hobbyist's classified
page. There are no photographs, illustrations,
advertisements, or lifestyle articles. Ever. It suits the
magazine well, however, and no one ever levels the same
criticisms that are hurled at Wine Spectator (e.g.,
advertising skews the ratings, numerous vapid articles). The
beige pages are filled with enticing reviews and vintage
|Wine Spectator [MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION]
Wine Spectator is an enjoyable magazine that's well-laid out and often interesting to read. However, it mainly focuses on pricey wines, and the articles about wine-related subjects like matching cheese with wine are sometimes lacking in depth. Still, it's a pleasant magazine which immerses its readers in the culture of wine, and each issue does highlight a few modestly-priced wines.
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Email Owner: Dianne@nuyakacreek.com
Nuyaka Creek Winery
35230 South 177th West Ave.
Bristow, Oklahoma 74010
For appointments or directions call
the vineyard at: (918) 756-7568