Wine


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Glasses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npB7tjHrogA

  • Bowl
    • It's size determines how much air mixes with the wine
    • In general:
      • more tannic, alcoholic or flavourful => wider bowl is better
        • More surface area on the wine = more oxygen
      • full / refreshing => narrow bowl is better
        • Glasses for reds typically larger than for white
  • Rim
    • Narrow rim focuses aromas
      • Good for Pinot
      • Accentuates: acidity / sourness, tanins (grippiness)
      • Too tight of a rim can make wine taste harsh or bitter
  • Stem
    • Long enough to hold without touching the bowl
    • Longer stems more fragile

Decanters

Purpose: aerate the wine

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