Translating Wine Language
Wine – there’s never an end to the things that you can learn about wine. You not only learn about the history of it, the manufacturing of it, the benefits it can bring to your mind and body and the wide varieties of wine, but you can also learn about some of the wine language that is often used to describe it. You may be hearing words that you’re wondering about, especially if you’re pretty much a newbie to the world of this fantastic drink. We’re going to show you some of the meanings to the words that you often hear used to describe wine. • Aroma/bouquet: This is the way the wine smells. The word “bouquet” is especially used to describe the smell of older wines. • Body: This is used to describe the wine’s weight in your mouth – whether it’s full, light or medium. • Crisp: This is used to signify a wine with refreshing acidity. • Dry: This simply means that the wine is not sweet. • Finish: This is the word that describes the impression that the wine leaves in your mouth after it is swallowed. • Flavor intensity: This is the strength or weakness of the wine’s flavors. • Fruity: This has nothing to do with sweetness. It is used to describe the smells and flavors that suggest a fruit. • Oaky: This word is used for wine that has smoky or toasty flavors (known as oak flavors). • Soft: This means that the wine has a smooth feel when it’s in your mouth, instead a crisp one. • Tannic: This is used to describe red wine and it is firm, giving the mouth a dry feeling after drinking wine. If you are looking for professional grade wine storage for your wine collection than give us a call to discuss the climate controlled and secure wine storage options we have available to keep your fine wines safely stored in our wine storage facility in New Jersey.