Learn to take wine tasting notes to help you learn about and remember the wines you taste. Here are some categories used to describe wine.
This is what you see when you pour a few ounces into a clear glass.
The color of a red wine once was always red, in varying shades, but in the last several years, red wines that are black without any red cast have become commonplace. With a white wine, we usually expect it to be clear, slightly yellow in color, perhaps with green highlights. If the wine is cloudy, that could (but not always) be a problem.
Winemakers usually attempt to make a wine that is absolutely free of any cloudiness, but in a some instances, wines are usually slightly less clear then they could be. In these cases, the winemakers made a decision not to clarify these wines because doing so robbed them of crucial elements relating to aroma and taste.