Wine Dictionary

Anyone can enjoy a nice bottle of vino, but not everyone is familiar with the terms that we wine nerds like to use when writing tasting notes  ;-)

Nose – what you smell when you stick your schnoz in the wine glass and take a whiff

Attack – the first flavors that hit your taste buds when you take that sip of wine

Midpalate – second wave of tastes, when wine is in the middle of your mouth

Finish – the aftertaste.   Can quickly die, or linger.

Heat – usually prevalent when wine has a higher alcohol content

Tannin – found on the skin and stem of grapes, also comes from the barrels.   Makes your mouth pucker a bit, gives those big red wines their backbone

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