Wine Bottle Dimple! What is that concave dimple at the bottom of your wine bottle for? What is it called? Where did it come from? And why don’t they just make bottles flat? The wine bottle dimple is Annabelle’s topic for today. To find out all about the wine bottle… Read More »The Wine Bottle Dimple: Why is it there?
Today, Annabelle proposes an unusual Gewurztraminer food pairing: Gewurztraminer wine and the Eastern Mediterranean dessert baklava. Does the pairing work? The distinct Gewurztraminer taste marries perfectly with this exotic dessert. Watch the video to find out why! And stick around until the end to discover the secret to pairing white… Read More »Amazing Gewürztraminer Wine and Food Pairing
Why do wines have corks? And, are screw cap wines inferior to wines with corks? In today’s video Annabelle McVine discusses screw top wine and wine cork to answer this viewer question. The humble wine screw cap has been the cause of much debate over the years. And everyone loves… Read More »Cork vs Screw Cap: Why don’t all bottles have screw caps?
Tertiary aromas in wine refer to the bouquet of smells we associate with wine aging. During the wine aging process, the aromatic compounds that the process of fermentation has created are further enhanced and transformed. There are two main elements of wine aging: exposure to oxygen and oak. Tertiary Aromas… Read More »Tertiary Aromas in Wine: A Quick Overview
Secondary aromas in wine arise from the chemical changes effected on the wine by the process of fermentation. Although in casual wine tasting we often use the terms ‘aroma’ and ‘bouquet’ interchangeably, convention calls for a distinction. We usually use the term ‘aroma’ for primary smells that are generally typical… Read More »Secondary Aromas in Wine: An Overview
Primary aromas in wine are qualities our nose detects that are specific to the grape variety (or varieties) used to make the wine. Primary aromas are generally split into fruits, herbs, flowers, and even sometimes vegetable-style scents. This page is part of our Wine for Beginners series, find out more… Read More »Primary Aromas in Wine: An Overview