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Wine tasting descriptors continue.
• Acidity: Key component of wines that “cleanse the palate.” Hot years/climates reduce acidity. Cold years/climates increase acidity. Acidity preserves freshness and keeps wines lively—very good thing. Too much acidity stomps on fruit flavors and texture—not a good thing. In tasting notes, “good acidity” means it pairs well with food; especially important in white wines. Read More
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