Learning how to taste wines is enjoyable and rewarding. Many people have discovered wine country tours to be an educational experience. Temecula wineries offer a good introduction to the beginning wine taster. The senses of vision, smell and taste are the beginners’ tools for understanding wine. The sense of smell allows the beginner to smell hundreds of special scents and it is the combination of the senses of smell and taste that gives the beginner the ability to detect flavor.