Wine tasting notes come in all different shapes and sizes. I sat down with Patrick Reuter (co-owner of Dominio IV Wines) at his winery in McMinnville, Oregon, and he showed me a very unique expression of tasting notes that actually includes shapes and sizes.
These three videos will take you on a tour through a process that’s fun, interesting, playful, and a great way to share tasting notes for both novice and wine geek.
Pulling the cork of the ’08 Dominio IV Pinot Noir ”Of Poetry & Roses,”
An overview of what we’re doing, looking at two samples of shape tasting ”notes,” and seeing how one from a Pinot Noir and one from a Tempranillo look completely different when presented as shapes.
Tasting the wine, coming up with our impressions, and a little philosophical exploration as we look at what wine can evoke.
Between Parts 2 and 3, we took some quiet time to taste, draw, taste some more, and draw some more. 15 minutes or so passed in total, and then in was time to turn the camera back on for Part 3.
The pictures are drawn. Listen to Patrick interpret the wine based on Jeff’s picture, and get an idea of how people interpret things differently.
A pictures tells a thousand words!
Let us know if you try this at home. It’s fun, informative, and brings out the kid in everyone. Plus, it’s a great idea for a wine tasting party!!