Category: Wine 101

December’s Wine Word of the Month

Posted on December 6, 2012 in Wine 101

Tannin :  A polyphenolic compound derived from a grape’s skins, seeds and stems. A tannin is what gives young red wine that astringent-like quality, most often described as bitter. Tannins contribute to the longevity of the wine and often soften and improve as the wine ages. Salut!

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November’s Wine Word of the Month

Posted on November 1, 2012 in Wine 101

Bouquet :  The odors in wines from fermentation, processing, and aging, especially ones that may develop after bottling.

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