Decoding ‘Dry’ in Wines and Spirits

Read Gagan Sharma’s explanation of this term and be prepared to be astonished – and a tad confused!

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘balance’ as ‘a situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions’. Sounds fair, right? If you agree, you’ve got complacent and accept things at their face value. In an honourable, moral, and theoretical world the definition might make sense, but in the world of beverages, it doesn’t even stand a chance. Let me explain.

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