Talking about wine shouldn’t be intimidating! You’ll find that tastings are more fun and educational when you know how to describe what you’re sipping. Boost your wine vocabulary with just a handful of key terms, outlined in our chart above. Then, gather friends and organize a wine-tasting party of your own to get the conversation started.
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