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Often, a higher level of alcohol means a fuller-bodied wine. Should a richer wine be considered a more 'serious' wine? I think I would retire the word 'serious' in relation to wine. It is too knotted up with assumptions and implicit judgments that are better stated outright.

A wine can be thin and bitter - but in a good way

Mar 27, 2020 5:50 AM

THE first question many people ask about a wine is: "What does it taste like?"

Rarely does anybody ask: "How does it feel?"

Yet body, density, weight and texture, often combined in the inelegant term "mouthfeel", are essential parts of the wine-drinking experience, although often