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This is the second part of our series on becoming a wine appreciator. Notice that I wrote wine appreciator and not wine snob. While we won’t be discussing the best way to polish a monocle or the proper angle at which you should tilt your nose into the air, there is some basic wine knowledge that you should master (or at least familiarize yourself with) in order to find the glass of wine that’ll please your palate the most. After reading through this guide to learn about wine, you should have a working knowledge of the different types of wine and enough vocabulary to set out and buy your first serious bottle of wine. (And maybe impress your girlfriend with a thing or two.
)Okay, you probably don’t need any help recognizing a white wine versus a red wine. They look different and they certainly taste different as well. But since we’re in this to find you a bottle of wine that you’re going to enjoy, it’s worth your while to try and understand why they look and taste so different. The culprit in both cases: the skins, and a little something they bring to the party called tannins.
Remember the word tannin and what it means, because wine people talk about tannins a lot. Tannins are a naturally occurring substance in grapes and other fruits and plants (like tea, for example). The taste of tannin is often described as bitter, causing a dry and puckery feeling in the mouth. Tannins end up in your wine when the vintner allows the skins to sit in the grape juice as it ferments. This is also how wines get their color.
Wines that have little or no skin contact end up pink or white, with far fewer tannins. Wines that ferment with the skins for a longer period end up red, with high tannin content.