Determine clarity, brightness, concentration, color, hue, rim variation, stain, viscosity, gas and sediment. Is it delicate or powerful? Is that a hint of forest floor or potting soil? What’s the alcohol content? Was it finished in a cool, warm or medium climate?
This is just a small sample of questions wine experts have to answer to identify 6 unique wines and pass the Master Sommelier Exam. Only 230 people on the planet have earned the title – so what does it take to pass what’s arguably the world’s most difficult test?