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Wine Spectator School

Class 8: Discovering the New World

sip: taste, body and flavor


Taste and Body

Sip, swish and swallow each wine.
  • Do you find the Northern Rhône to be more acidic than the Shiraz?
  • Does the Shiraz have smoother tannins than the Northern Rhône?
  • Can you distinguish any differences in body between the two wines? (Because of the grape, both should be medium- to full-bodied.)



Do the flavors of each wine echo their respective aromas?

Which wine has more intense flavors?

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