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Tasting Notes: Word of the Week: “Intensity”

  Intensity in wine is a term used to evaluate appearance and aroma. As a very general rule of thumb, the intensity of a wine’s color is directly proportional to the intensity of the wine’s flavor. Paler wines are generally milder while deep rich colors represent more robust flavors. To test the color intensity of […]

Tasting Notes: Word of the Week “Hot”

While the term “hot” in reference to wine may bring up visions of sipping mulled wine next to a roaring fire, it actually denotes that the wine is too high in alcohol. These wines usually have an alcohol level in excess of 14.5% and lack the depth of fruit needed for balance. The result for […]

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