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.
- 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?)
- Wine Glasses - White, Red, and Sparkling
- Aerators & Decanters - such as the Wine Soiree
- Preservers - keep your wine from turning into vinegar
- Openers - which work best?
- Chillers - In case you don't have a fridge in your home
- 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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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.
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.