Wine merchant Ryan Sciara says “slurping” is the proper way to taste a wine.
Suck in some air to help move it to the different taste receptors in the mouth.
“You get acidity on the front, tannins in the back, and sweetness in the middle,” Sciara says.
And then he spits, so that he can function through the rest of the day.
Sciara, who opened Underdog Wine Co. in Crestwood Shops in Kansas City, Mo., earlier this year, developed a taste for wine as a small child, sitting in his grandmother’s kitchen.