Body

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The real or perceived consistency or density of a spirit derived from several components - primarily alcohol and glycerin in combination, both of which are products of fermentation by yeast. Real body refers to a wine that truly is thicker in density as a liquid, while perceived body is a wine's feel in the mouth whether truly denser or not. A full-bodied wine, such as Burgundy, is more easily sipped and may be referred to as "chewy," while a light-bodied wine such as Bordeaux is easily swallowed. A thin or "watery" wine lacks body altogether.