What You Learn by Looking at Wine

A wine’s appearance can provide clues about its age, grape composition and even how it was made. Ray Isle tells what to look for.

A wine’s appearance can provide clues about its age, grape composition and even how it was made. Ray Isle tells what to look for.

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[BLANK_AUDIO] Vision actually tells you a lot about the glass of wine in your hands. It tells you what it's partly about how it was made. It also tells you about what it's gonna taste like. For instance, two white wines. This one, aged in oak barrels. This one, not aged in oak barrels. Same thing with red wine. Your eyes can tell you for instance if a wine is Pinot noir instead of Cabernet. Pinot noir tends to be a little more translucent, little lighter. Cabernet's darker, more densely colored, almost more purple. Again, color tells you something.
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What You Learn by Looking at Wine


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