Drink Wine like a Pro: Swirl

Then, the next step is to * Swirl
To “open” the wine, you should swirl it around in your glass.

This does two things actually – it breathes the wine more fully and it gives you a chance to see what kind of body and alcohol it has. Swirl the wine and hold the glass up to the light. If there is a series of slightly viscous lines as the wines settles back into the glass, you can say that it has “good legs”. This means that your wine is strong, with good body.

Although Pinot is a light-bodied wine, a good Pinot has real body and the alcohol should be at around 12 or 12.5.