The Wine Whis­perer

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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.

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