In wine, the label is a window into the taste.
As with many things in life, the taste can be deceiving.
We often associate certain flavours with certain wines, or certain styles with certain regions.
For example, in the UK, the traditional red wines of the north-west are generally described as “heavy-on-the-meat” or “french-style”, whereas the more recent and often popular reds of the Midlands are more often described as more “fruity-tasting”.
So, the more we learn about what makes wine taste good or bad, the less likely we are to buy it.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
The label is just one piece of information, so it can be helpful.
In this article, we’ll explore what a good label actually is, and which wines you should avoid.
For each wine, we’ve put together a guide to help you choose the right wine for your taste, and we’ll show you how to buy the wine you want.
What makes wine flavourful?
When you taste a wine, your brain processes all the information that’s there.
These signals tell you how sweet the wine tastes, what colour it is, how well it tastes with alcohol, and so on.
All of these different flavours come from what your body can’t taste.
These chemicals are encoded in our genes.
And because we are so genetically programmed to taste and react to them, we don’t really have any control over how they’re used.
The taste of a wine is the result of these chemicals, so we can’t control what’s on the label.
So if you’re going to buy a wine from a retailer, it’s important that you know exactly what the label says.
We’ll start with the most obvious one: what makes a wine flavourfull.
What does a good wine label say?
A good wine brand is designed to describe a wine as tasting different to other wines.
For a good example of this, take a look at the label for the classic wine Léonigre’s Côte d’Azur.
It describes the wine as a “heavy, dry, and rich” wine.
This might be a good description of the style of wine, but it doesn´t tell us much about what the wine actually tastes like.
Léons wine has a more complex flavour profile than other Côtes wines, and is also a bit more complex in its character.
This may be good news, as Léonesse is a French family-owned and family-operated business, which makes a variety of wine brands.
It has a reputation for being very “forward-thinking” and innovative, and this has made it one of the most successful brands in the world.
But Léonyne Léonières Côté, a Léonian family-run wine company, also produces a range of wine styles, which is very similar to the style Léoniaire is known for.
This is a classic example of a good quality label.
But even a good-quality label can be misleading.
If the label reads “Served in a glass with the use of a cherry-tree-studded rosette”, this is not the same as a good Côtec.
It’s also not the label that Léonaire is famous for, because the label doesn’t say that the wine is made from cherries.
The wine is indeed made from cherry, but this is only a minor part of the wine’s character.
It is the cherry that makes the wine flavour full, not the cherries themselves.
Why do wines taste different?
For many years, the wine industry was trying to change how we think about taste, by making it easier to taste different types of wine.
A big part of this was to encourage people to buy more wine because it tasted different to their favourite types.
The new-fangled technology of the internet meant we could get our hands on the latest flavours, so our taste buds could be trained to detect them more easily.
But what if you want to know more about how wine tastes?
Some people prefer a particular type of wine because they like it because it’s their favourite, or because they’re passionate about the style.
Others like a particular style because it gives them an extra boost of enjoyment.
This type of palate has its own set of preferences, but the type of flavour is still important to the individual.
The labels that are most often used are called descriptors.
They describe the way in which a wine tastes in relation to others, such as “light or fruity” or similar.
But you may also find that a wine’s label tells you something about how it tastes, and how you should drink it.
Some of these are known as “gut” descriptors, and they describe the wines character in terms of its ingredients.
For instance, in this example from the Léonez Côterie