By Kori ~ May 14th, 2009.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is body.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Body is the tasting term for the perceived â€˜weightâ€™â€”the sensation of fullness, resulting from density or viscosityâ€”of a wine on the palate. Wines at either end of the scale are described as full bodied and light bodied. â€¦. Body is not related to wine quality, balance being more important in a wine than whether it is full or light bodied.
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
Body is the feel of the wine in your mouth, from watery (light-bodied) to creamy (full-bodied).
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