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Tannins Make the Wines Go Round
Tannins In WineTannins in wine come from the skins, stems and the seeds of the grapes; and also the wood barrels used during aging. Ok, they can also come from wood chips and tannin powder…this reminds me of lyrics from…
Swirl and Sip
Do you see folks effortlessly swirling their wine and seemingly paying no attention to the glass? Do you think they are just showing off? Maybe you try imitating them, but aren’t really sure why they and you are swirling your glasses.
Wine Geese of Ireland
Did you know the Irish invented the first guided missile, called the Brennan torpedo after its inventor, Louis Brennan? Btw, Oscar Wilde certainly fired a few guided missiles with the tip of his pen. Yet when it comes to wine, I don’t think Ireland readily comes to mind. But maybe it should…
Watering Down A Hangover
Another myth busted: Drinking water doesn’t prevent a hangover. According to molecular biologist Patrick Schmitt the anti-hangover recipe of drinking a bathtub full of water before bed won’t save your bacon in the morning.
Raise Your Glass of Bubbles
Wine labeled “Champagne” must be produced in the eastern part of France known as Champagne. Sparkling winemakers from this region have spent vineyards of money trying to protect and defend this designation. And, to a great deal, they have succeeded.
Chilling Your Wine
Summer is nearly upon us and that means warmer temperatures are on the horizon. To combat the heat it’s hard to improve upon a chilled-to-perfection glass of Sixmilebridge Sauvignon Blanc or Rosé. Of course, that begs the question: What is the perfect temperature and how do I reach it?
If you have enjoyed drinking wine for a long time, it’s almost a certainty that you have encountered a “corked” wine. Btw, a corked wine is not a wine with bits of cork floating around in it.
How a Rosé is Made
First, start with red grapes. You don’t mix red and white grapes to get a pink color...