Wine TipsThis is a tough one to get used to.  But you should heed this advice:

Never judge a wine based on your first sip of wine that day!

It’s natural and almost instinctive to judge a wine on first impressions, but your first sip of wine any day will always seem more acidic. 

That’s because wine IS acidic, and the first sip will be a little jarring to the senses. 

Whether you just brushed your teeth, smoked a cigarette, ate a mint or some coleslaw, or had a cup of coffee, this rule works well to “even the playing field”.   Whenever I host a formal wine tasting event, I always have a less-important “starter” wine to even out everyone’s palates before they begin judging the “real” featured wines.