Dec 30, 2011

Three Taste's, a tip!

Three primary tastes (of wine).
Sweet comes from the grape sugars and alcohol.
Tart is triggered by acidity from the grapes.

Bitter is caused by the tannins from red grape skins (most likely to find it in red wines) and also from new oak barrels (you may find some tannins in oaky Chardonnays).

We can taste salty as well but it's not usually associated with wine, at least it shouldn't.

There is a fourth one but we will save that for a more detailed discussion later.

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