Why Does My Red Wine Taste Salty? Should I Be Concerned?

Red wines are not typically known for having salty flavors. Still, certain vintages catch some of the saltiness from the surrounding oceans.  For instance, Australian labels are known to have five times the chloride (an element found in table salt) than in similar vintages worldwide. In most cases, the vines drink from the salty rivers… Continue reading Why Does My Red Wine Taste Salty? Should I Be Concerned?

Which Wine’s Have Lavender Taste & Flavor Notes?

Wine is one of the most aromatic substances we put in our bodies. It produces several compounds that, when released into our noses, cause a whirlwind of sensations.  Descriptors exist because our brains want to associate these compounds with something we’re already familiar with.  For example, the compounds known as pyrazines create notes of vegetables… Continue reading Which Wine’s Have Lavender Taste & Flavor Notes?

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Does Wine Taste Like Grape Juice?

Wine is fermented grape juice, but it doesn’t taste much like unfermented grape juice found in the juice aisle. Fermentation isn’t the only reason wine tastes different from grape juice, though. While grape juice can be made from any mature grape, it’s usually made from Concord grapes to achieve a distinct purple color and candy-like… Continue reading Does Wine Taste Like Grape Juice?

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