How to Describe Wine based on Style

How to Describe Wine based on Style

It is customary in our tradition to celebrate with a good glass of wine. But do you have any idea what counts as a good wine? To answer that question, we take into consideration the answers from our wine connoisseurs and oenophiles (lover of wines) here in our liquor and wine store in Pasadena, Maryland. When it comes to wines, no wine store can ever compare to Plaza Liquors. We have with us an array of liquor that come from different places in the world.

When we talk about a good wine, we consider 12 wine descriptions which are:

  • Body
  • Yeast
  • Style
  • Tannin
  • Acidity
  • Alcohol
  • Spice
  • Fruit
  • Flower
  • Herb
  • Oak
  • Organic

In this blog, we will be talking about style and help you understand as you or your sommelier describe your drink to you. So here are 9 styles a single glass of wine varies from one another:

  1. Barnyard

    Not all wines smell alike. A wine described as barnyard is one that smells like the countryside, most especially a farmyard.

  2. Smokey

    Smokey style wines smells a lot like camp fire.

  3. Earthy

    This style has a very distinct aroma that will remind you of the earth.

  4. Leathery

    Yup, there is a wine out there that smells like that of leather.

  5. Musky

    When you hear a wine that is musky, you are reminded of a wine that smells richly like a heavy built and large goat-antelope that has a thick shaggy coat with a large pair of curved horn. This animal is even native to the tundra in the North American continent and Greenland. And yes, this animal is a musk ox that is why the style is called musky.

  6. Fleshy

    All wines taste like fruit, right? But if we mention of a wine that is fleshy, the wine has a taste of both fruit and meat.

  7. Accessible

    This style of a wine is easily and even greatly appreciated by drinkers. If you want to buy or order this type of wine for your leisure at home or for a night out with friends, just ask Plaza Liquors, your liquor and wine store in Pasadena, Maryland.

  8. Clean

    This is a wine that does not have a rusty or earthy flavor into it.

  9. Delicate wine

    This style of wine is one that is flavored faintly.

  10. Elegant

    When you hear of an elegant wine, do not think of the grandeur of the kings and queens in Europe for it means that it is a wine with a high acidity.

  11. Polished

    This is one wine that tastes very clean and is well-made.

  12. Refined

    Unlike a polished wine, a refined one is one that tastes cleaner.

Wow, those are a lot of terms to be memorized and put into mind. But do not worry our liquor and wine store in Pasadena, Maryland will definitely help you with your wine adventure, you aspiring oenophile.

What is your favorite style of wine and why is it your favorite? Comment them down below.

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