ARTICLE: Beyond Red, White and Rosé: Wine Color Decoded

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ARTICLE: Beyond Red, White and Rosé: Wine Color Decoded

Postby StarNews » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:12 am

Beyond Red, White and Rosé: Wine Color Decoded
Lettie Teague for WSJ
July 31, 2015


IN THE 2006 MOVIE “Local Color,” a great but long-forgotten painter reviews the work of his young protégé and derides the clouds he has painted. “Clouds are not so white,” he says, comparing the student’s efforts to “flying rocks.” The painter bids him to look at the sky anew. The boy dutifully gazes upward and this time sees that clouds are not just white but all shades of pink and yellow and purple. A similar revelation can take place when an oenophile truly examines a glass of wine.

There is much to learn about a wine from its appearance, even beyond its color, and yet most drinkers—including myself—regularly skip over this aspect. It’s one of the rare instances when looks seem to count for very little. I can’t remember the last time I discussed the way a wine looked, as opposed to the way it tasted or smelled, with my oenophile friends.

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