Although it all starts with a good ‘swirl’ and then a ‘sniff’, it’s that ‘slurp’ that encourages wine to give up its hidden secrets. We all have parts of our personality which need a bit of coaxing to be revealed, wine is no different.

It’s that rush of air that brings out the best in the fruit and helps the sensory system pick up on the layers in the wine. The extra air helps wine to release some of its more volatile personality and allows you to get better acquainted with its softer side.

Don’t be afraid of a bit of dribble, and the all favorite ‘gulp’ is still allowed, it’s all part of the fun and the more you practice the better it gets. And don’t worry, we always have some handy wipes in our comfort pack ready to help out if things get particularly messy.