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With no shortage of wine-related gadgets, not to mention all the different shapes and sizes of wine glasses, there can be some confusion as to which products actually make a difference when enjoying wine. Elizabeth and Rick debunk some myths and share their experiences with wine gadgetry.

Show Notes:

  • Shout-outs - Some excellent emails, blog comments, and posts on the Facebook page
  • Wine News - A headache-free wine?! Could this be true?
  • Main Topic - Gadgets & Glassware (Do they make a difference?)
    1. Wine Glasses - White, Red, and Sparkling
    2. Aerators & Decanters - such as the Wine Soiree
    3. Preservers - keep your wine from turning into vinegar
    4. Openers - which work best?
    5. Chillers - In case you don't have a fridge in your home
    6. Wine Stain Remover - an absolute must-have!
  • Grape of the Week - Albarino (also, Alvarinho)
  • Next Week - We tackle "terroir" (and how to pronounce it)

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  • The Sediment Blog

    There is only one clear rule re wine glasses: eschew the wretched little Paris goblet, that hideous little tennis ball of a glass condemned by George Reidel himself as “the enemy of wine”. A glass too thick and too small to enhance the flavour, too shallow and open to enhance the bouquet, and too mimsy to suggest generosity.

    Mar 10, 2011 at 4:36 am
  • winefornormalpeople

    Wow, very eloquent!

    I agree, you’ve gotta let that wine breathe with a nice large glass, and swirl the heck outta the wine to let those aromas come out. Then, enjoy.

    - Rick

    Mar 10, 2011 at 6:38 pm