Archive for the Tag 'Aroma of wine'

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Returning From a Hiatus ~ The Wines that Awaited, while some were just handy to enjoy

This hasn’t a respite hiatus, not by any stretch of the imagination. It’s been moving from and then to a new home and new offices “time out.” It’s been 19 years since we’ve moved. I still can’t believe how much stuff (nice word for it) that we accumulated in life. Just the garage was a […]

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Astrological Signs With Astrological Wines

Astrological Signs With Astrological Wines, for some of us, the truths are self evident and tons of fun…  For the lunar eclipse tomorrow, here’s what I have to offer… I was born on a lunar eclipse. According to the astrology that I studied (as a side interest) for 10 years, people born on a lunar […]

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Sauvignon Blanc Claw Factor

What’s the Claw Factor? Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that has a fascinating range and it deserves its own rating system, in my humble opinion. On one end of the spectrum, there are the commodity Sauvignon Blancs. You know, the ones that have no character, no finesse, and something important is missing (like flavors). On […]

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Wine tasting + perfume = disaster

Although there’s a lot of “romance” associated with the “wine experience,” additional aromas like perfume, when tasting wine, don’t really add anything. In fact, perfume takes a lot away from a really pleasant experience. I’m no saint with this one. I’ll admit it… I learned this the hard way. It was when I began my […]

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Volatilizing esters brings you so much more enjoyment…

Image via Wikipedia Your nose is the key to enjoying a glass of wine, long before the wine ever hits your palate. The act of swirling your wine (volatilizing your esters) releases the bouquet. (The bouquet is a result of the wine making process. Aroma, on the other hand, is related to the scent of […]

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Why do you volatilize your esters?

Image via Wikipedia Your nose is the key to enjoying a glass of wine, long before the wine ever hits your palate. The act of swirling your wine releases the bouquet. (The bouquet is a result of the wine making process. Aroma, on the other hand, is related to the scent of the grape.) It […]

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Wine Tasting Etiquette ~ Please Save Your Perfume for More Romantic Times

Although there’s a lot of “romance” associated with the “wine experience,” additional aromas when tasting wine don’t really add anything. In fact, they take a lot away from a really pleasant experience. I’m no saint with this one. I’ll admit it… I learned this the hard way. It was when I began my wine career […]

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Wines of the Week ~ Best of the Best

West Cape Howe wine company delivered four wines to my office. I thought to myself, this is going to be an interesting week. I’ll be opening one bottle a day, and by Friday I’ll be able to post my findings. Well, the best laid plans of mice and men went astray in this office. I […]

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Ravenscroft Glasses, are they players?

Yesterday, I wrote about our Wine Century Club (Windsor, California chapter) tasting. Not only did we have great wines to taste, but I also brought along a Ravenscroft glass to try with the wines. I’ve been through a Riedel tasting, and even orchestrated an Eisch Glass production for a Petite Sirah glass. This involved 12 […]

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An easy way to expand your wine palate and your knowledge base

There’s no better, easier, quicker, or more fun way to expand your knowledge base, and enjoy getting together with others who have the same passion. One of the greatest joys of my wine life was to get turned onto The Wine Century Club. (Thanks, again, Wannabee Wino.) This month’s meeting had Jim Caudill, Sondra Barrett, […]