Do spit and don't drink at the tasting. Don't wear perfume. If you are pouring samples yourself, don't fill your glass to the brim – a small measure is sufficient. Don't feel obliged to make a note on every wine you taste, but you may find it useful to write something about those you particularly like.
The food combination pair of astringent wine with fatty cheese, opposing foods of sensory perception, help create a more balanced mouth feel. In a 2012 study, published in the journal Cell, researchers suggest drinking wine and eating cheese together work as the mild astringent cuts fat.