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10 Wine Terms to Describe Texture, and What They Mean

Strengthen your wine vocabulary with these textural terms that will have you sounding like a pro in no time.

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    What Does “Texture” Mean in Wine?

    What Does “Texture” Mean in Wine?

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    Burlap, velvet, silk. The mention of these fabrics stirs a visceral reaction. You can imagine the rough, plush and slippery-soft textiles between your fingers. But what does texture mean in wine?

    What Does ‘Midpalate’ Mean in Wine?

    What Does ‘Midpalate’ Mean in Wine?

    The midpalate follows the initial burst of flavor and texture when you first draw wine into your mouth. “Some tasters limit their definition to just flavors, but a more holistic approach also considers mouthfeel and the perception of other structural components,” says Kampen.

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