Wine Word of the Week: Color



By Kori ~ December 13th, 2011.

This week’s Wine Word of the Week is color.

This particular term does not lend itself to a short “official definition” because there are so many factors that can affect the color of wines.

However, I just want to share with you a brief and very general “layman’s terms” definition that will hopefully help you be able to tell a little bit about a wine when you look at its color.

Layman’s terms:
The best wines shine brightly with color shading out toward a lighter rim. In general, reds go from purple to crimson to brick with age, and whites go from pale yellow to yellow gold to yellow brown with age.


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