Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wine Snob vs. Wine Geek

Are you a wine snob?  Would you admit it if you were?  Unlikely.  By definition a Wine Snob knows it all and relegates the rest of us to being not worthy of their notice.

For the rest of us, it's not about showmanship but the wine. There are reasons for observing a few guidelines when enjoying your favorite wine.

Swirling wine is often misunderstood.  For the uninitiated swirling is just an action of etiquette.  Something others do.
Fact is that swirling helps release the aromas of the wine by mixing air with the wine, and aromas are what makes wine the ethereal experience it's meant to be.

Volumes can be written on swirling, suffice it to say that for young still wines it is necessary.  Wine Geeks (the non-snob wine snob) refer to wines being "Closed" or "Open"...swirling helps Open up your tasting experience.

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