4 ways to tell whether your wine is good or not

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Many people don’t know how to tell if the wine they are having is good or bad. It is especially true for people who drink wine occasionally. Here are four aspects of wine that tells you whether the wine is of good quality or not. ‘

Smell

Smell is the first thing you should consider. Notice whether the smell is floral or fruity. If it’s either of the two then you know it’s a good wine. But if the wine smells like anything else, for example, like a soaking wet newspaper, then it’s not a good wine.

Balance

A good wine is always in the balance. It has the right amount of acidity, alcohol, tannin, fruit, etc. None of these stand out to highlight its feature. If the level of acidity is very high, for example, and it makes your eyes water then you know that the wine is not in the balance.

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Depth

Depth of the flavor is the next thing you should check. You should detect the layers of another flavor that are beyond the fruit. You can taste some nuts or chocolate. When there is a good depth of flavor in your wine, you will enjoy the drink more.

The finish

You should determine it’s length of finish. You should notice how long the flavor of wine lasts after you drink it. The longer it lingers, the better will be the wine.

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So, next time when you drink wine, notice these characteristics to judge if it’s of good quality or not. A good quality wine will make your meal much enjoyable.

2 Comments

  1. Kenneth N. Welch

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    The smell of wine is the first thing we observe when we drink it, so from that moment we know already its quality.

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