Updated 2007-03-06 08:27
SummaryMemorize wine categories and other things you should know about wine.
Wine ColorMemorize which wines are whites, reds, and pinks (blushes). Whites and pinks are generally sweeter and more approachable to the uninitiated. Reds tend to be dryer, and are favored by wine connoisseurs.
When choosing a wine to go with a meal, most people agree red wine goes best with red meat, and white wine goes bets with chicken or fish.
|Asti Spumante||White (sparkling)|
Wine FactsEven wines of the same category vary widely in taste, quality, and price. A great variety of wines are available at stores everywhere. Wine enthusiasts enjoy identifying the differences between them and seeking out those they prefer.
Many of the below terms will be heard at wine tastings or during vineyard tours.
|Top 4 wine-producing countries (in order)||France, Spain, Italy, United States|
|Wine tasters consider...||taste, aroma, color, and mouthfeel|
|body||overall texture and weight (higher alchohol content)|
|finish||taste after swallowing|
|legs||wine running down the glass (when swirled)|
|acidity||tart or sour taste|
|earthy||taste of soil|
|oaky||aroma and taste of oak|
|balanced||all flavors are proportional|