Acidity can be one of the most important factors in discerning whether or not you like a wine. Acidity refers to any fresh, tart, or sour sensations you experience when drinking a wine.
What is biodynamic wine?
Biodynamic methods are a really cool way of making wine that brings the energy of the vineyard and the cosmos into the wine you drink.
What is body?
Body is a term used to describe how the weight and fullness of a wine feel inside your mouth. Body is often the biggest factor in determining what kind of wine you will like for both red and white wines.
What is earthy?
Earthy is a broad term used to encompass flavors and aromas that are not herbal, floral, or fruity. Often a general term for things like mushrooms, dirt, musk, and forest floor.
What is fruit forward?
Fruit forward may seem over simplistic and obvious, but it is a great starting point for finding out which wines you will like and which wines you won't.
What is minerality?
Minerality is a strange term in wine that only cropped up as a way to describe what we taste a couple decades ago. Nonetheless, this is something worth knowing and will help you gauge what wine you like.
What is natural wine?
Natural wine is not just a buzzword, its a philosophy. A belief that minimal intervention makes for some truly amazing wines.
What is new world wine?
This one is easy! Wine's considered to be from the new world are wines from pretty much anywhere outside of Europe (bar a few exceptions).
What are tannins?
Tannins are the stuff that give your mouth that dry feeling when you drink red wine. They keep the wine alive allowing it to age well.
What is terroir?
Terroir is one of the least understood wine terms and yet because it is surrounded by so much mysticism, a little bit of flamboyance and a healthy dose of bullshit. But terroir is also one of the most important factors in describing a wine, and predicting how it will taste
What is vintage?
Vintage is the year in which a wine is grown, harvested, and turned into juice. Vintage can be a great way to judge the quality of wine, especially for wines at the upper end of the price scale or for small wineries.