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wine tasting. visual examination - the color of the wine

wine tasting. visual examination - the color of the wine

In the wine tasting, during the visual examination of wine, after checking the brilliance, which provides information on the wine quality, and the texture, watching the tears and the arches, should be found information on the evolution of the wine, assessing the color.

 the colour of the wine by ilvinoconadri.com

The color of the wine provides a lot of information.

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how wine tasting can improve your life?

Life is a wonderful experience, made of fleeting moments, positive memories to recall every time one needs a positive charge. That's why I've learned to taste wine.

Each one of us has had the opportunity in his life to uncork a prestigious bottle of wine.

          

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WINE TASTING: VISUAL EXAMINATION - brightness, tears and archs

The journey to discover wine tasting begins in the glass.
Already at first sight the wine speaks of itself, of its history. It’s like the first encounter with a handsome stranger. I do not know who he is, but his look is familiar to me and, at first sight, I can make assumptions.

The brightness

Firstly I should check if my wine has an attractive, bright and pleasant color. A little dull or matt color can be a warning, because it indicates oxidation: my wine may have been improperly stored or it have reached the end of its history. When I am at the restaurant, if I am served with a wine whose color is bad, I should check immediately its scent and, often, I do not even need to taste it to send it back firmly.

 

The texture

Swirling the glass, the wine creates tears and arches, that give us some information on the texture of the wine. An aged wine, that is a bit denser, will leave thick, viscous streaks (called legs or tears) down the sides of the glass when swirled. When the tears are slow and the arches are thick and tight , the wine has a great texture.

However, if the tears are fast and the arches are wide, such as with still water, probably the wine is young and has not been stored in barrel.

 

In the next post I will talk about which information provides the color of the wine during the visual examination.

 

 
                
      

wine tasting for ESN STUDENTS

Milan: wine tasting, in English, for my ESN friends, in That's Prosciutto location.

I've got a lot of great memories in this place. Just one year ago,  I have conducted a wine tasting to a group of Erasmus students.

Remeber my lesson: Wine is a pleasure, if you are drunk what pleasure is?

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SUNDOGS, PARHELION, MOCK SUNS or PHANTOM SUNS

on December 29, 2015, I was visiting the Lake Viverone in Piedmont, Italy, rubbernecking a vineyard of Erbaluce, when suddenly 2 solar planets have appeared in front of me!
Erba-luce literally is translated 'grass-light' , so was there a link between the vineyard and the sky?
sundogs, parhelion, mock suns, phantom suns

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ITALIAN HOLIDAY: ART, SEA,  FOOD AND WINE

ITALIAN HOLIDAY: ART, SEA,  FOOD AND WINE
italian wine by WineAdri / ilvinoconAdri
The Italian coast, dotted with fashionable beaches, have cool and windy hills too, where the vine grows luxuriantly.
Depending on the region or the place where you go on vacation, you can find, even looking on the web, a winery to contact for a half day visit.
If you would like an online wine training course, send me an email at info@ilvinoconadri.com 

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