The Wine Whisperer
Impress your guests by knowing your sommelier lingo.
Body: The weight of the wine in your mouth. Does the flavour linger? It’s likely full-bodied.
Complexity: How many aromas you can capture in your wine. One glass has more than 300 aromas, says Ballance.
Crispness: The refreshing bite often used to describe white wines.
Legs: The trails of wine you see on the inside of a glass after swirling. They do not indicate quality, clarifies Ballance.
Tannins: A compound from grape skins. A wine high in tannins may be described as structured — you almost have to “chew” it.