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Without giving too many details, Joe Roberts (@1winedude) revealed the other day that he has been helping the folks at VineSleuth with their new app for wine drinkers. He mentioned that the app (called wine4.me) will be available “soon” and that it will use data from wine tasters to do stuff (with science). But what [...]
So you’ve discovered this little thing called wine; wouldn’t it be fun to share it with your friends? You’d like to entertain them, but your house is a mess, and you haven’t any good tablecloth, and your house is being fumigated (for bugs, ew!). Hey, why not go out? I know! How about a restaurant? [...]
“How are the legs on that Chardonnay?” they ask you, and suddenly you realize you haven’t a clue what they’re talking about. It’s ok. I’ll walk you through it: Wine with higher alcohol content has this neat trick that let’s you recognize it, called “legs”. It involves surface tension and is called the Marangoni effect (boring but true). [...]
Don’t you just hate that? Here you are, trying to be moderate with your wine drinking, and, instead of rewarding your moderation, the gods of wine choose to smite said wine, making it undrinkable. What kind of justice is this?! Actually, the answer to this question really relies on quite a few variables (I call [...]
Are people really talking about putting decent wine into plastic bottles? They can’t do that; that’s… wrong! This is what I thought when I first heard that some quality wineries were seriously considering plastic packaging. After checking with a few industry sources, I’m not so sure that plastic is so bad. What if we did [...]