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Acidity & pH

Acidity is one of the most important components in wine, as it affects a wine’s flavor, balance, texture, color, smell, and it is important in protecting it from undesirable bacteria. It is also one of the main characteristics that people respond to quite strongly, both positively and negatively. Those who say that they don’t like sour or tart wines usually want a wine with lower acidity. Those who like more acidity complain that low acid wines taste fat or flabby. One of the main measures of a wine’s acidity is its pH. This is a 14 point scale that measures a solution’s alkalinity or acidity. Water is neutral and has a pH of 7. Everything below 7 is acidic, and … Read more