9 Wine Terms to Know by Heart

Want to be a wine connoisseur? Learn these terms to memory
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Some of my recent wine reviews have featured a new approach to reviewing. I’m trying to make my reviews more useful to a broader range of wine lovers, so I’ve simplified the written review and tried to make some objective information more obvious.

This means that instead of heavy-handed prose, I’m using a simple scale to explain how high or low I think a wine’s acid or tannin levels are. Hopefully, this will be a useful change in wine reviewing, but I've realized that it would be helpful to all if we defined those things that are likely to objectively measured.

This isn’t going to solve all of our problems, you might find my medium acidity to be on the high side, for example, but I hope you will at least be more able to calibrate your palate against mine! Take a look at some of my recent reviews and let me know what you think. Does this approach help you to better understand wine?

Click here to understand acidity, tannins, oak, and other flavors in wine that will make you a wine pro in know time. 

— Gregory Del Piaz, Snooth

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