Dryness is a property of alcoholic beverages that describes the lack of a sweet taste. This may be due to a lack of sugars, the presence of some other taste that masks sweetness, or an underabundance of simple carbohydrates that can be converted to sugar by enzymes in the mouth (amylase in particular). The term "dry" may be applied to types of beer, wine, distilled spirits, or any other form of alcoholic beverage.
Signs of oral dryness in relation to salivary flow rate, pH, buffering capacity and dry mouth complaints.(Research article)
Nov 09, 2007; Authors: Najat MA Farsi (corresponding author)  Background In healthy individuals the oral tissues are constantly bathed with...