The enomatic wine tasting experience at Riddling Rack

This week I visited Riddling Rack to try their enomatic wine tasting service.

The cafe and bar is located in Newton High Street and offers customers a chance to delve deep into the history of wine.

Experienced or not, the service is perfect for deepening your knowledge of wine and experimenting with different flavors.

The high-tech enomatic wine machine allows customers to try wines independently, with chalkboards and guides placed to explain the qualities of each wine.

Riddling Rack is co-owned by Alexandra Myhill and Alison Wilson, Alison having passed exams to specialize in wine.

She said: “Having gone to wine school and passed my oenology exams, I learned a lot about the amazing world of wine.

“It really touched me that there were so many delicious wines, but it’s understandable that we usually stick to what we know.

“The desire to share this learning and knowledge about wine is part of our philosophy at Riddling Rack.

“We want people to take a journey with us, taste grapes and wines they may not have experienced before, and better understand what they like to drink or pair with food.”

The process is quite simple: the customer receives a Riddling Rack card in which he can deposit money, which he then inserts into the enomatic machine. Once the card is inserted, choose the wine of your choice before selecting a small, medium or large glass.

There is no judgment on the size you choose, however, it is recommended to start with a small glass in case the chosen wine does not suit everyone’s palette.

Once you’ve received a drink, remove your card from the machine and reinsert it when you’re ready for another drink.

You can keep this card until your next visit, where the money remaining on the card can be used again.

Having never attended a wine tasting, I was curious to know what the process was.

The process at the Riddling Rack was both creative and simple, which got you up to speed with the experience fairly quickly.

We were guided through each bottle, and before tasting its contents, we received an in-depth introduction to the origins of the wine, allowing you to sip with much more respect and flavor awareness, and a better understanding of why wine tasted the way it did.

We were encouraged to swirl the drink around in our mouths before swallowing it, which stirred up other grape flavors we might have missed.

Each wine had its own personality and learning why that made it even better.

Thanks to the enomatic machine, the wines were at the perfect temperature which complimented the taste.

All in all, it was a high quality and educational experience at Riddling Rack.

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