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Get a grip on red wine

I love hearing new (to me at least) wine lingo. And when I do, it sticks in my mind for a while. I was recently chatting with a friend in South Africa and she was using ‘Grippy’ to describe a younger red. I asked for the definition and it follows:

Often associated with young red wines, when the tannins in the wine are well-noted and catch the side of your cheeks and leave a dry feeling in your mouth when you’ve swallowed. It’s not always a bad thing! Many wine lovers prefer heavier, grippy wines.

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