Hang on – I thought this was a wine blog?
Don’t worry it still is. Today’s A-Z of wine terms is.. B
Light, full, heavy, big, delicate, round, medium… the ‘body’ refers to what it feels like in your mouth – essentially the weight of it. If you think of it like taking a sip of water which feels quite light on your palate vs taking a sip of full fat milk which feels really thick and creamy.
Whether the body is supersize or superskinny or maybe even somewhere inbetween, it can influence whether you like the wine or not, and more importantly it’s a significant component to consider when thinking about food and wine pairing.
Generally the rule is to pair like with like. Simples!