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  • How to Enjoy Wine

    How to Enjoy Wine

    Wine was regarded in Ancient Greece as a gift from the Gods, one of life’s great pleasures. The exciting world of wine can be opened to you too, if you know a few of the basics. Firstly, wine is a beverage that is mainly water, with 12 – 15% alcohol (which is sweet), food acid (sour), red tannins (which are bitter) and many flavour compounds in micro amounts; as you would expect from a fermented fruit juice.

    Secondly, it is important to know how your eating system works.

    There are two competing senses involved – the mouth/tongue and the nose.