Ask Sid: What is “grip”?

July 4th, 2018
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Question: The word grip seems to be commonly used at wine tastings and in written notes on wines. What does grip mean?

Answer: Grip is a a positive characteristic of a wine expressing a firm structure. Like a firm handshake grip takes a hold of your palate. It also somewhat compels your attention like a gripping story. It is the opposite of a wine that is too soft or flabby. Good word to use where appropriate.

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July 4th, 2018

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