Wednesday, January 04, 2006
New World vs. Old World
I got this in my email today from Pageaday.com. Thought It would be interesting to pass along.
So there you are at the home of a friend and he decides to serve you a wine and have you guess where its from. Short of blind luck, is there any way to actually come close to the right answer? Yes. Determine if its Old World or New World wine. The Old World is made up of all the wine-producing regions of Europe. The New World comprises everyplace else.
|In general, Old World wines have:||In general, New World wines have:|
|Lower alcohol||Higher alcohol|
|Sleek, lean body||Full body|
|High acidity||Low acidity|
|Less oaky flavors||Profound oaky flavors|
|Nonfruit flavors (tar, minerals, leather, damp earth, and so on)||Fruit flavors (raspberry, blackberry, and so on)|
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