Question by  lilian (397)

What is dry red wine?

I know this may sound stupid, but what is dry red wine? I don't know what that is referring to. Isn't all wine wet?


Answer by  AdrianM (46)

'Dry" refers to the sensation that the wine leaves in your mouth. The 'dryer' the wine, the more you feel that moisture has been drawn out out of your mouth. This has nothing to do with the liquid, but with compounds called tannins present in wine, some wines will have more than others.


Answer by  Anonymous

Dry red wine is red wine that contains little of the grape sugar. Almost all of it fermented away into alcohol and CO2. Most red wine is dry (less than 5 grams of sugar per liter). Do not confuse astringent wine (sensation of dryness) and dry wine.


Answer by  serendip (408)

The dryness of a wine has nothing to do with being wet. Dry wine has all or most of the sugars fermented into alcohol. The opposite of dry wine is sweet wine, or wine that has some residual sugar that has not been changed into alcohol by the fermentation process.


Answer by  Darkephoenix (1789)

It isn't a stupid question. Dry wine refers to the fact that there is little to no sugar left in it from the fermentation process. Basically, the yeast used consumes all the sugar. Hope that helps.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Wine a wine is refer to as a dry when it typically means a not sweet wine. Otherwise it would be consider a "sweet", dessert style wine.


Answer by  ronaldo (100)

Dry wine means it will be less sweet.

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