How to taste wine

Tips from Christo­pher Both­well, head som­me­lier, Alain Du­casse at The Dorch­ester

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Stick­ing your tongue out as you sip will tell you if it’s dry or sweet. Acid­ity is de­ter­mined by how much it makes you sali­vate; a New Zealand Sauvi­gnon Blanc is a clas­sic ex­am­ple of a wine with high acid­ity.

Tan­nins, only found in red wine, af­fect the side of your tongue and make your gums go dry.

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