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Jul 04, 2020

What is the best wine temperature to store and serve wine?

Summer is finally here in this part of the world.


As the weather warms up, articles on wine temperature are flourishing in the media. To name a few headlines I read recently:

  • How cold should I serve a Chardonnay?
  • Is putting a bottle in the freezer that bad?
  • Should I buy a dual-zone wine cooler?
  • Any advice on choosing a chilled red wine?
  • I looked for scientific facts to answer these questions and summarized my findings for you.

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    Jun 20, 2020

    What is that petrol smell in your wine?

    I love Riesling wines, but not so much the petrol smell that sometimes develops with cellaring the bottles.

    Contrarily to unusual wine aromas, such as corked taint, the petrol smell is inherent from the grape variety of Riesling. It's one of Riesling wine typical aromas.

    
This week, you will learn more about TDN, an impossible to pronounce grape compound that imparts this unusual aroma in Riesling wine.

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    Jun 12, 2020

    What is a corked wine?

    While tasting a corked wine is a rare event nowadays, it still happens. Learn how to detect this off-flavor and what to do with the faulty bottle.

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    Jun 06, 2020

    What do we know about Pinot Noir aromas?

    The aromas of a Pinot Noir wine are complex. Contrarily to other grape varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot noir wines reveal some varietal character.


     I have often heard grape growers call Pinot Noir, the "heartbreaking" variety. That's true. It takes much care to get a decent crop of fruits at the end of the growing season. Nonetheless, grape growers and winemakers love this variety because it produces wines with complex aromas.


    I am sharing this week the latest research on what we know about the aromas of Pinot Noir.

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    Jun 06, 2020

    What do we know about Pinot Noir aromas?

    The aromas of a Pinot Noir wine are complex. Contrarily to other grape varieties like Chardonnay, Pinot noir wines reveal some varietal character.


     I have often heard grape growers call Pinot Noir, the "heartbreaking" variety. That's true. It takes much care to get a decent crop of fruits at the end of the growing season. Nonetheless, grape growers and winemakers love this variety because it produces wines with complex aromas.


    I am sharing this week the latest research on what we know about the aromas of Pinot Noir.

    Continue reading "What do we know about Pinot Noir aromas?"