Chilling tones down the sweetness of wine, but if a red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor.
The word “sommelier” is an old French word meaning butler or an officer in charge of provisions, derived from the Old Provençal saumalier, or pack-animal driver.
The “Cheers” ritual started back in the Middle Ages, when poisoning was a favorite way to get rid of an enemy. To be sure their glass was poison-free, drinkers would first pour a bit of wine into each other’s glass, so if there was poison in one, it was now in both.
China has become the leading market for red wine—not just for its flavor. It’s a color favored by the government, and also is considered lucky.
Did you know that one glass of wine consists of juice from one cluster of grapes. One cluster is made up of 75 grapes.
The average age of a French oak tree harvested for use in creating wine barrels is 170 years.
The primary fruit crop in Napa Valley during the 1940’s was Prunes – Not grapes.
Wine ‘tastings’ are somewhat inaccurately named – top sommeliers agree that smell is by far the most important sense when it comes to drinking wine.
Due to a natural chemical balance, grapes ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients.
Wine is made in virtually every country in the world.
“Toasting” started in ancient Rome when the Romans sustained the Greek tradition. They would drop a piece of toasted bread into the wine glass to soften unsavory tastes.
Wonder why tasters “swirl” the wine in their glass? They do this to release its powerful aromas. If you notice, most don’t fill the glass more than a third full so when they allow the aromas to collect, they not spill it!
California is the fourth largest producer of wine in the world. The other three are France, Spain, and Italy.
To get the same amount of antioxidants you find in wine, you would need to drink 20 glasses of apple juice or seven glasses of orange juice.
How do you hold a wine glass? There is a right and wrong way. Wine glasses should be held by the stem, so that way it the hand does not raise the temperature of the wine. The stem is for a reason!
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Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052