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Slurping the Wine

by David on December 15, 2010

We already talked about swirling. What about this business of slurping the wine? Looks ridiculous, I know, but don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it! So, take a sip of wine (I recommend using white wine for this experiment). Tastes good, huh? Now, take another small sip (not too much or you’ll choke). Pull in […]


Swirling the Wine

by David on November 27, 2010

As a visitor once asked, when he noticed me swirling the wine, “Are you just showing off?” Well, no, actually. Of the hundreds of compounds in a glass of wine, some are particularly fragrant. Before swirling, they’re contained in the liquid (bound in solution). When you swirl, they’re released as vapor and up comes the “nose”. […]