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This is the part of the wine that makes your mouth create saliva and is responsible for refreshing the palate.


this contributes significantly to the structure of the wine and can be detected by the legs or tears on the glass; the greater or more visible the tears/legs, the higher the alcohol.


when you swirl your wine around your glass you are trying to aerate the wine to release the volatile aromas which is an absolutely essential part of tasting as the nose is far more sensitive and acute than the tongue which can only taste 5 things -- salt, sour, sweet, bitter and umami. There are 3 main categories of wine aromas -- primary (grape), secondary (winemaking) and tertiary (age).