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Everything You Think About Tannins Is Probably Wrong

Everything You Think About Tannins Is Probably Wrong

Everything you think about tannins is probably wrong, but it’s not your fault. Tannins are complicated little bastards, and the wine world has turned them into one of the least-understood aspects of wine drinking. Technically, tannins are an evolutionary healing and defense mechanism. They break down proteins in plant life, which dissuades grazing herbivores and […]

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Does White Wine Have Tannins?

Does White Wine Have Tannins?

Tannins are a compound in wine that gives it that acerbic, mouth-drying quality. When we talk about strong tannins, some of the first wines that come to mind are powerful Cabernets, bold Northern Rhone Syrahs, and bold Nebbiolo-based reds from Piedmont. But tannins aren’t always robust and in your face; they can be supple and […]

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