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Legs

by David on November 23, 2010

As in: “Nice legs on that wine!” What are they? Those driplets that come down the side of your glass. Are they a sign of quality? Nope. If the wine forms noticeable legs rather quickly it has a fairly high level of alcohol. And, that’s neither good nor bad. Alcohol gives “big” wine much of its body. Big alcohol needs big flavors or the wine tastes medicinal and feels hot. Lower alcohol feels lighter on your palate, which is refreshing and also food friendly. More on tasting basics here.

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