Daily Archives January 2, 2017

Getting Back to Basics in Understanding Wine Taste


Understanding the basics of wine and the tastes associated comes down to much more than just the name of the fruit. Isolating and identifying the basic components of wine allows you to know immediately what you will enjoy, instead of randomly selecting wines based on generic fruit names. This article looks at some important terms to understand so you can easily choose wine like an expert.

Balance, Tannins, And Woody Flavors

Whether red or white, balance is the single most important word when it comes to describing a wine. Balance indicates the balance of fruit, alcohol, and acid in a wine. In the case of red wine, two additional components are important, tannins and (if aged in oak barrels) woody flavors...