wine 101
{A Girl’s Guide to Wine}



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A Girl's Guide to Wine - INFOGRAPHIC


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A Girl's Guide to Wine - INFOGRAPHIC

  1. 1. wine 101 {A Girl’s Guide to Wine} STILL WINE STILL WINE from black GRAPES produced from green & black BUBBLY a style of winemaking with a secondary with skins removed before they deeply GRAPES COLOR the wine FERMENTATION RED white or ROSÉ mineral-tasting to rich & sweet ROSE RICH creamy LIGHT zesty WHITE SPARKLING STYLES OF WINE WHITE WINE BLEND All wines can be organized into five fundamental groups. STILL WINE made with a variety of dark-colored A wine with added Within each group there are hundreds of different grape varieties and also different winemaking styles. DISTILLED GRAPES SPIRITS FORTIFIED COLORS: DARK VIOLET (young wines) BRICK RED (mature wines) BROWN (older red wines) RED a red & FLAVORS: BONE DRY to sweet popular wines: PORT sherry MADEIRA marsala WINE TERMINOLOGY body aroma the weight of the wine in your mouth the smell of wine {ie: light, medium, full} bouquet buttery the aroma of a well-aged wine an oak-aged wine generally rich in flavor, low in acidity crisp dry finish jammy an acidic wine a non-sweet wine the taste of wine left behind after you swallow it a cooked-berry sweetnes oaky rich a wine with mostly oak flavors; tends to taste “smokey” high in extract, flavor and intensity of fruit { tannic a red wine that leaves a dry feeling in the mouth Learning to identify wine characteristics helps to identify what you like about a wine. } TOP 10 PRODUCERS OF WINE Wine is produced all over the world. However, every country has differences in production. 6 4 3 PORTUGAL 8 GERMANY AUSTRALIA UNITED STATES 2 1 10 FRANCE ITALY SPAIN 5 ARGENTINA 7 SOUTH AFRICA 9 CHILE IDEAL TEMPERATURES FOR SERVING WINE Wine-serving temperature greatly affects what flavors you’ll taste and what aromas of the wine you’ll smell. 60-65°F Full-bodied red wines and Ports {Bordeaux, Chianti, Cabernet Savignon, Merlot, Shiraz, etc} 50-60°F Full-bodied white wines and light, fruity reds {Grenache, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Burgundy, etc} 40-50°F Light, dry white wines, rosés, sparkling wines {Champagne, Cremant, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, etc} 5 STEPS FOR WINE TASTING 1 {Color} Begin with the youngest wine and move to the oldest wine. As white wines age, they gain color. As red wine ages they lose color. WHITE 2 {Swirl} Swirling releases the esters, ethers, and aldehydes that combine with oxygen to yield the bouquet of wine. In other words, swirling aerates wine and gives you a better smell. 4 {Taste} RED 3 {Smell} • Smell the wine at least three times • The third smell will give you more information than the first smell did • The smell helps you identify certain characteristics 5 {Savor} • Bitterness in wine is usually created by high alcohol and high tannin Ask yourself the following questions to help focus your impressions: • Sweetness only occurs in wine with some residual sugar leftover after fermentation • White wine: How was the acidity? Very little, just right, or too much? • Sour (sometimes called “tart”) indicates the acidity in wine • Light, medium, or full-bodied? • Red wine: Is the tannin in the wine too strong or astringent? Is the tannin pleasing? • What is the strongest component (residual sugar, fruit, acid, tannin)? • How was the aftertaste? The longer the aftertaste lingers in the mouth, the finer the quality of wine. SOURCES http://w w https://w w http://w w http://w w http://w w Brought to you by: