What’s worse than opening a great bottle of wine and letting it turn sour! Wine, when left exposed to the air, turns into vinegar. This will ruin the wine and make it taste horrible, even for cooking. Why does my Wine Taste Like Vinegar? There are bacteria in the air we breathe. When some… Continue reading How to Fix Wine that Tastes Like Vinegar Without Ruining It
Oxidation is a common practice within the red wine community, and many will refrain from oxidizing a white wine. However, allowing red wine to breathe or oxidize will adjust the flavors and aromas over time. Allowing you and your dinner party guests to have a little fun over the hours of the event, trying the… Continue reading What Does Oxidized Wine Taste Like?
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?
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?
When you go to enjoy a glass of wine, you want to enjoy the flavors. But sometimes, wine doesn’t taste the way it’s supposed to. In fact, it can taste metallic. Some wines do taste metallic, but sometimes it could be you. How is that possible? Let’s find out. Some wines can taste metallic… Continue reading Why Does My Wine Taste Metallic? Should I Be Concerned?
Some wines are specifically designed to taste like grape juice. Of course, they won’t be exactly the same as grape juice because of the presence of alcohol, but they’re a lightyear away from wines produced to taste like, well, wine. But how similar the flavor is depends on what kind of grape juice you’re comparing.… Continue reading Is There a Wine That Tastes 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?