Wine Terms

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Aroma/bouquet: the smell of the wine

Body: the weight of the wine in your mouth (example: light, medium, full)

Bouquet: a well-aged wine’s aroma

Buttery: an oak-aged wine that is generally rich in flavor and low in acidity 

Crisp: an acidic wine

Dry: a non-sweet wine

Finish: the taste left behind by the wine after you swallow it

Jammy: a cooked-berry sweetness

Oaky: a wine with mostly oak flavors; tends to taste “smokey”

Rich: high in extract, flavor and intensity of fruit

Tannic: a red wine that leaves a dry feeling in the mouth

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