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Class 1: Intro to Tasting: White Wine

a study in contrasting styles

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

  • Pinot Grigio from Italy is usually a leaner wine, lighter-bodied with crisp acidity.
  • Chardonnay from Australia is usually fuller-bodied with riper fruit flavors and a richer mouthfeel.

Although the difference in style is not a reflection of the wines' quality, you may find that you prefer one style to the other.



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