For those who do not know much about wines or the wine industry, it might seem difficult to gauge the importance of role of wine tasters. With hundreds of thousands of wines from different brands and geographical regions and with many different blends also possible to make, it is not possible for wine consumers to know which one is better than the other. Wine lovers would often like to compare and judge the wines before buying wines. So, they need to find the reviews and the tasting notes of the wines from experts they trust. These experts are the wine tasters who, by virtue of their sensory perception and experience, are able to provide valuable information about the wine.
Popular wine tasters command a good following and their followers trust every single bit of word they write or say about a wine. Being professionals, they are in a position to determine the style and nature of a wine and compare it with the others. For this reason, all wineries do call these experts to tell them about the quality and nature. They can rate the wines on the basis of its different qualities in terms of points in order to signify their relative characteristics. The more are the points of a wine, the better it is. The first tasting notes prepared by them after tasting the wine are the fine prints which provide valuable information about its nature and characteristics. These notes and reviews are very useful in present day where wines are bought and sold online.
Wine tasting became a more organized and professional skill from the 14th century onwards. It evolved slowly as the aromas, flavours and colours of wines began to be given different terminologies and these began to be accepted on a wide scale. It has now evolved into a full-fledged professional career path for wine lovers. (Details about winetasting can be further read here.)