Uncork and Unwind as the Seaside Downtown Development Association presents the annual Fall Seaside Downtown Wine Walk. Enjoy tastings from 14 Oregon Wineries and get acquainted with our wonderful downtown businesses as they provide complimentary appetizers for you to enjoy during the evening.
Click here for online tickets. Ticketholders receive a commemorative event wine glass, an ID bracelet and a Wine Walk Map. Wineries will charge a nominal fee for tastings. Cards and cash accepted the day of the event.
Wine Pour 3 PM – 6:30 PM
$20 Per Person
Fairweather House & Gallery
Located in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside
DAnu Wines are crafted with purpose & passion. We select sustainably farmed grapes to ensure the highest quality wine is created.
The Art of Wine Tasting
Wine tasting is a sensory adventure that allows enthusiasts to explore the nuances, aromas, and flavors found in different varieties of wine. It is an art form that combines the senses of sight, smell, taste, and even touch to fully appreciate the complexity and character of each vintage.
The Aromas and Bouquet
The wine tasting involves exploring the wine’s aromas. Gently swirling the wine again will release its bouquet. Place your nose above the glass and inhale, taking in the delicate scents that waft upwards. Identify the primary aromas, such as fruits, flowers, or spices, and also try to detect secondary and tertiary aromas that develop over time, like oak, vanilla, or earthy notes. This olfactory exploration adds depth to the tasting experience.
As you continue to evaluate the wine, pay attention to its mouthfeel and finish. Is it light-bodied or full-bodied? Is the texture smooth or bold? Consider the wine’s structure and how it feels on your palate. The finish refers to the lingering taste that remains after swallowing. A long, pleasing finish is often indicative of a high-quality wine.
Wine tasting is not only about analysis; it is also about enjoyment and pairing it with food. Experiment with different combinations to enhance both the flavors of the wine and the dish. Some wines complement seafood, while others pair well with red meats or cheese. The possibilities are endless, and wine tasting offers an opportunity to discover the perfect pairing to enhance your culinary experience.
Wine tasting is an art that engages the senses and allows enthusiasts to appreciate the craftsmanship and complexities that go into each bottle. By paying attention to the wine’s appearance, aromas, taste, mouthfeel, and finish, one can fully immerse themselves in the experience. So next time you find yourself with a glass of wine, take a moment to explore its intricacies and enjoy the journey it offers. Cheers!
The perfect pairing