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MouthThis week we talk about some tactics for improving and understanding your tasting skills and palate. I've been doing a ton of classes lately and have realized that so many people are spooked by describing wine and think they have poor senses of taste. Nah! We tackle four tips that can help you improve or at least understand your palate!

1. Build your "taste pantry" -- including a story about me licking a golf club

2. The importance of state of mind when tasting wine (and why not to taste with jerks)

3. Figuring out how to define what standard BS wine terms mean to you

4. M.C. Ice and I do a little battle over nature v. nurture on the palate...you'll be surprised at who takes what side.

And the Grape of the Week: Norton, an American original!

As a bonus, here is the picture we mentioned at the end of the podcast.

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Thanks for listening! We can't wait to hear from you!
Podcast music: "Café connection" by morgantjCC BY 3.0, ©2009 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) Map: Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported2.5 Generic2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license
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