Course: Understanding Wine

Class 1: Intro to Tasting: White Wine


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SEE: Clarity, Color, Intensity, Legs

  • Most wines should be clear.
  • A pronounced haze may indicate that a wine is spoiled.

 

 
EXAMINING CLARITY

  1. Set your glasses on the table before you and, looking through the wines, examine them for clarity.
  2. Is each wine clear, or do you see a haziness in either?
  3. On your tasting journal, circle the clarity that most closely matches each wine.
 
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  The Clarity Question
"How reflective is the wine?"
Highly reflective wines are called "brilliant," moderately reflective wines are called "clear," and non-reflective wines are called dull or even "hazy."
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