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The body of a wine is directly related to the intensity of the wine’s flavor.

Answer: False.

Body is often poorly understood and misconstrued. A wine’s body tells you nothing about the quality of a wine, or the intensity of its flavors, or how long the finish will be. Think about great sorbet. It’s very light in body, but the quality, flavor intensity, and sustained impact of its flavor can be riveting. Body is related to alcohol content. The more alcohol a wine has, the fuller its body will be.

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