1. White wines tend to turn from a greenish hue in young wines to a yellowish caste/tone to a gold/amber colour as they age. Reds usually possess a purple tone when young, turning to a deep red – (Bordeaux wines) – or a brick red colour – (Burgundy wines) – detectable at the surface edge in a wineglass as they age. Rose’s should be pink with no tinge of yellow or orange.
2. Cellar aged red wines at their peak will show a deep golden-orange colour as it thins at the surface edge. If the wine colour has deepened into a distinctly brown-orange tint at the edge it usually indicates a wine past its peak and declining.

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