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Understanding the role of tannins in wine is really important when you’re making wine and food pairing recommendations to customers. Because tannins are a tongue irritant, making the wrong wine suggestion to go alongside a meal could make for a really unpleasant experience for your customers.

In this online lesson, sommelier Kristene King Thrall explains what tannins are, where they’re found, and why they matter.

What you'll learn in the A guide to wine tannins lesson

  • What tannins are in wine
  • How to identify if a wine is low or high in tannins
  • How tannins affect food and wine pairings

Who the Wine knowledge essentials course is for

Servers and bartenders, it’s time to release your inner somm! Sharpen up your service skills and up your wine game with help from the world’s best.


Kristene King Thrall

Kristene King Thrall is a sommelier and Director of Training at Louie’s Wine Dive in Kansas City. As a wine educator, she is passionate about introducing diners to new and exciting brands.

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