Course: Understanding Wine

Class 2: Tasting Reds

a study in contrasting styles


The two wines tasted were chosen because they tend to illustrate opposite ends of the spectrum in red wine styles.

Beaujolais is usually a leaner wine, lighter-bodied with lower tannins and brighter red fruit flavors.

Cabernet Sauvignon is usually fuller-bodied with heavier tannins and darker red and purple fruit flavors.



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