Lesson details

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

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

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

Servers and bartenders, bring out your inner somm with help from the experts!


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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