Wine, so swanky


Aroma/Nose/Bouquet: The smell of the wine.


Attack: A term to refer to the initial onset of flavours when the wine first hits the tongue.


Balance: The harmony of acidity, tannin, flavour and alcohol.


Corked: Wine that’s musty smelling, also means you get another bottle free, at least anywhere decent.


Decanting/"Letting the Wine Breath": Allowing the wine to come in contact with oxygen, best done in a decanter.


Finish: The tastes that evolve after you’ve swallowed the wine, or spit it out if that’s your thing.


Legs: The wine that sticks to the side of your glass after you swirl it.


Length: How long the finish lasts.


Mouthfeel: The body and texture of the wine.


Palate: The taste of the wine.


Terroir: The soil type and climate’s impact on the wine.





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