Why Wine Makes You Stuffy?

August 10, 2021 1 min read

Why does wine make you stuffy? It's not sulfites, it's histamines. Histamines are naturally occurring on grape skins and enhanced by the alcohol fermentation process.
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Why Does Red Wine Make Your Mouth Dry?

August 05, 2021 1 min read

Red wine has tannins that can make your mouth feel dry while white wine has no tannins, but instead has bright fresh acidity that makes your mouth water.
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Is It Okay To Drink Red Wine Cold or Chilled?

August 05, 2021 1 min read

It is not weird and actually encouraged to drink any wine at whatever temperature you enjoy it.
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How Long Does Wine Last Once the Bottle is Opened?

August 05, 2021 1 min read

An open bottle of wine will not last long once oxygen gets in, but you can make it last a few days if put a cork in it and put it in the refrigerator.
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How Long Can I Age White & Red Wine?

August 05, 2021 1 min read

Most wine is made for immediate consumption. Light white wines lose their bright fresh fruit over time while bigger darker reds soften and round out over time.
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What is the Best Temperature to Serve White Wine & Red Wine?

August 05, 2021 2 min read

The best temperature to serve wine is the temperature you enjoy it at. A good rule of thumb is to take your white wines out of the refrigerator a half hour before drinking and put your red wines in.
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Why Store Wine on its Side?

August 04, 2021 1 min read

Wine is stored on its side to keep the wine in contact with the cork which keeps the cork moist and keeps oxygen from entering the bottle.
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How Do Wines Get Their Flavor & Aroma?

August 04, 2021 1 min read

Wines get their flavor and aromas from a combination of the grape varietal used, byproducts of the fermentation process controlled by the winemaker, and the aging process including whether or not barrels are used, the type of barrels, and how long the wine spends in the barrel.
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Why Do Wine Experts Slurp When Tasting Wine?

August 03, 2021 1 min read

When you put the wine in your mouth and you pull air in at the same time, what that is doing is pulling all those flavors into your mouth and actually up into your olfactory bulb. It pulls all the flavors up into your nose, because when you are tasting you are smelling at the same time. 
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What Are Tannins?

August 03, 2021 1 min read

Tannins are found in the skin of the grapes and in red wine by soaking the skins with the juice from the grapes.
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Why is Wine Buttery?

August 03, 2021 1 min read

Wine is buttery from going through a second fermentation that converts bracing, stringent acidity in malic acid to a softer, creamier lactic acid while also producing diacetyl which is the same compound used for fake movie popcorn buttery aroma.
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What Does "Nice Legs" Mean When Talking About Wine

August 03, 2021 1 min read

"Nice Legs" in wine refers to how thick and slow or thin and fast the wine tears down the side of the glass after swirling it. Thicker slower forming "legs" means higher alcohol while thin like water means lower alcohol. It is not good or bad, but it sounds good to say "nice legs".
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