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A sommelier explains what it means when a wine has a ‘personality’

  • Sommelier Sara Lehman says that a good wine has "personality," or a quality that's more than the expected.
  • She determines wine personality by looking at the wine-making techniques and overall finish.
  • Watch the video above to learn how to determine personality in wine.
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Following is a transcript of the video.

In order for a wine to just be more than just itself, it has to have a personality. When I look for a personality in a wine, I look for something that's big and bold. I look for a wine that not only expresses the grape varietal that it's being made from.

So if it's, say, this pinot grigio, I look for all the qualities that I would expect in a pinot grigio, but in order for a wine to be more than just itself, it has to have a personality.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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