Wine comes in so many forms and at so many price points. But how can you be sure that your wine is worth what you are paying? There is a very interesting school of thought about this exact matter. The disparity in the quality of wine between a bottle that is $5 and a bottle that is $35 is significant, but the difference in quality between a bottle that is $60 and one that is $100 is much less.
As much as I think we have all been enjoying our summer rosé’s and crisp sauvignon blancs I would be lying if I said I didn’t experience a particular excitement when I witnessed a cool breeze blowing a few leaves from a tree earlier this week. Okay, okay, yes we have still been averaging weather in the low nineties everyday, even in Southern California, but that hasn’t stopped me from dreaming of full bodied cabernets and spicy tempranillos. In anticipation of cooler weather and heartier wines, I have made a list of some characteristics I personally look for in my fall wines!
As with any trade, there is an extensive amount of vocabulary that comes with enology. The more time you spend around wine and connoisseurs who can truly talk the talk, your knowledge and vocabulary will expand. In the meantime, you do not have to sound like a total novice! I've compiled a list of common language used to order, interpret, and discuss wine to provide you with some basic tools in sounding and acting like a pro!
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