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Wine

5 Tips and Tricks for Storing Wine

5 Tips and Tricks for Storing Wine

1. Keep It Cool As with most alcohol, heat is not your friend. The most ideal temperature for wine to be stored at is between 45-65 degrees Fahrenheit. Any time you keep wine over 70 degrees for an extended period of time, you run the risk of compromising the wines structure and even speeding up the aging process. So, if you don’t want your wine to fall apart before you’ve had the chance to enjoy it, keep that temp low. 2. Stay Consistent When storing wine, consistency is key. Major fluctuations in temperature, wether it be hot or cold, will also lead […]

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Oct 31, 2017

Wine

Why Do We Decant?

  It’s something most of us should be doing to our wines. Here’s a quick breakdown of why we decant wines and the quickest most effective way to get your wine, opened, aerated and ready to enjoy!    WHY: Decanting any wine (especially a big tannic red) will help open the wine up and let you better enjoy the aromas and flavors the bottle has to offer. Think about how much flavor is in each SMALL bottle of wine, giving that juice a moment to breathe and literally touch oxygen again can really change what you experience in the glass. […]

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Oct 30, 2017

Wine

Understanding Weird Wine Flavors

Understanding Weird Wine Flavors

Every bottle of wine tells a story. Regardless of the price point, we look in every glass for something we enjoy, something familiar, and possibly even something we might avoid in the future. Although many aromas and flavors in wine are liken to fruit or grapes, we love wine because it is so much more than that. The oak, the yeast, and the fermentation tanks all impart complex flavors and aromas that truly make each glass of wine an adventure. So let’s break down a couple of the more “funky flavors” in wine. Understanding these compounds and their characteristics might […]

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Oct 28, 2017