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Wine tips : Cleaning glassware

Article publié par Alain Fontaine, the owner le 12/07/2011 à 19:23
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine tips, cleaning glassware

When you’re having wine, don’t hesitate to rinse your glass with water before the meal. Certain detergents or rinsing products leave an invisible residue on the glass that can alter the taste of the wine. This is even more important for aged wines. Personally...

Wine tips : Maintaining a Wine Cellar in the City

Article publié par Le Mesturet le 18/05/2011 à 16:20
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine, wine tips, wine cellar

If you have a wine cellar at home with a beaten-earth or sandy floor, don’t hesitate to pour water on the floor from time to time (once a month) to maintain a certain level of humidity;

Wine tips : Opening a Bottle of Wine Properly

Article publié par Alain Fontaine, the owner le 17/05/2011 à 14:54
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine, wine tips, uncork

When you uncork a bottle of wine, try not to pull the cork out all in one go. It’s better to do it in two tries to avoid breaking the cork, as some of them are much longer than others.

Wine tips : Preserving the Aroma of an Aged Wine

Article publié par Alain Fontaine, the owner le 17/05/2011 à 14:51
Catégories : About Wine
Tags : wine, wine tips, wine aroma, aged wine

Be careful, it’s better to simply open a bottle of aged wine one hour before serving than it is to pour it into a carafe too soon. The bouquet of a wine is delicate and quite fragile.
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