How do you judge a wine? ~ Wine Wednesday

Each Wine Wednesday we share words of advice from your favourite winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .

Sniff, Swirl, Slurp: Drink Like a Wine Pro

There is a specific method for judging wine. Wine educator Jennie Mack shows the WSJ’s Deborah Kan what to look for when drinking red and white wines.


Question of the week

The question: Why does a wine need decanting?

The answer: To really enjoy a wine, there is something you need to learn to do if you are going to go on this adventure of acquiring the knowledge of appreciating wine. This is something the Cork Guy really loves to do, as this process adds to the overall experience and enjoyment of discovering a wine’s scents, flavors and nuances. A wine that is too young (tight or green) should be aerated in a wide decanter in order to allow enough reaction with the air to open (broaden, widen, develop). A tight wine will show little of its potential character and should be decanted in order to offer many more flavors and a more balanced palate.

Read the rest at the: Mercury News.


Happy Wine Wednesday everyone!


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