Legs of Wine

Legs of Wine

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Caption: Streaks of wine running down a glass, known as legs of wine. The legs were once thought to be associated with a wine's quality (the more legs, the higher the quality). However, the legs have more to do with physics, the wine's surface tension and alcohol content, than perceived quality.

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Keywords: adhesion, alcohol, church windows, curtains, evaporation, food science, rim of glass, surface tension, wine, wine glass, wine legs, wine tears

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