Wine Protips Video: Why Smell Wine?

[Video: Jessica Leibowitz]

Since we learned how to swirl wine last week, today our friend Patrick Cappiello, the wine director at GILT at the New York Palace Hotel, explains what happens after you swirl. The next step is to smell—but why? Patrick explains both why and how to sniff your wine in this video.

Much of our experience of taste includes aroma—do you smell your wine before you take a sip? Let us know in the comments.