Tag: red wine

Introduction to Wine, part III: Seasons of the vine

In the second instalment of “Introduction to Wine,” I explained some of the flavour components of wines, and the terminology that is generally used to describe those flavours (as well as some of the corresponding aromas). In this chapter, though, I’m going to cover a very important non-drinking-related aspect of wine–the seasons of the vine. …

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Wine tasting review – 23 June 2012

Again this week I was a bit on the busy side, and as such, only attended the second of the two Saturday wine tastings (the one at HV Bottle Shop). The primary focus of this week’s tasting was a particular winemaker named M. Chapoutier, although there was one rosé from a different vineyard. Chapoutier (pronounced …

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Introduction to Wine, part II: flavour components and terms

In the first instalment of “Introduction to Wine”, I discussed the process of trying a wine for the first time. These steps including looking at the wine’s colour and viscosity, taking in all of the aromas that the wine has to offer, and the way to best experience the entire flavour profile of the wine. …

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