How to describe wine: Pre-class activities

Pre-class activities

Prepare for your class by completing these activities!

Vocabulary matching


The first time you watch the video, pay special attention to the correct pronunciation of the following words:

There are certain elements of wine: there is sugar, acid, fruit, tannins and alcohol.
There’s fat, acid, salt, sweet, bitter and texture.
Hors d’oeuvres need a dry rosé.
If you have a dish like chicken piccata, pasta with tomato sauce or roasted fish with citrus ….
If you have food with a higher fat content, say a marbled ribeye steak, or a braised duck, or grilled sausages …
If you pair with a bold red wine, like a Syrah or a Cabernet, the tannins in that red wine really balance out the fat element.

Comprehension questions