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Simple Science of Food and Wine Pairing

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See the theory of food and wine pairing in action with this easy to use chart. Then, understand the simple science behind food and wine pairing based on our basic sense of taste.

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Shami's Gourmet's curator insight, May 9, 2015 9:18 PM

For those that require science to make a decision. . .like my husband! Cheers!!

Rosaleen Callow's curator insight, June 10, 2015 2:07 AM

Great infographic on Food and Wine pairing

Maria E Araiza-Gutiérrez's curator insight, October 1, 12:05 PM
For the adult audience only!
 
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Oxygen and Wine Aging

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The truth about oxygen and wine. New research has shown a 'sweet spot' for wine drinkers when it comes to aging wine in the bottle.

The Good
There is an obvious ‘sweet spot’ to the preferred level of oxygen in a bottle of wine when you drink it. Tasters prefer wines with no more than 6 ppm of oxygen (and usually less) in the bottle.
The wines at this level tasted better than other samples with too much or too little oxidation.

The Bad
Wines that had too little oxygen (reductive) tasted ‘foxy’, as in licking a dog. Over-oxidized had more cooked fruit flavors, were flat and lacked complexity.
The differences were more obvious (even to a novice) in white wine than in red wine. [...]


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Jules Lamon's curator insight, January 20, 2014 3:06 AM

WIne aging 101... The role of oxygen

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Napa Winemaker Peter Mondavi Turns 99 | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator

Napa Winemaker Peter Mondavi Turns 99 | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator | binNotes Wines | Scoop.it
Peter Mondavi Sr. is one year away from a perfect score. As the 99-year-young patriarch of the family approaches the centennial mark, he finds his Charles Krug Winery making its best wines in decades.
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Robert #Mondavi turns 99 today... cheers! #fine #wine

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Wine For Beginners Infographic

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The wine for beginners infographic has the answers you're looking for. Learn the different wine styles, wine glasses and tips on tasting like a wine connoisseur.

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Joyce Perrelli's curator insight, July 9, 2014 3:00 PM

Great information!

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Wine-tasting: it's junk science - The Guardian

Wine-tasting: it's junk science - The Guardian | binNotes Wines | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Wine-tasting: it's junk science
The Guardian
Hodgson isn't alone in questioning the science of wine-tasting. French academic Frédéric Brochet tested the effect of labels in 2001.
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6 Wine Making Processes & How They Affect Wine

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How do winemakers make wine taste better? Understand these 6 wine making processes in order to understand how they affect the flavor of wine.

 

Harvest dateMaceration Time (a.k.a. ‘Skin Contact’)Fermentation TemperaturePunchdowns vs. PumpoversOak vs. Steel TankCorks vs. Screwcaps
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Winemak-in's curator insight, January 28, 2014 3:23 AM

Sympa ces infographies de Winefolly pour mieux comprendre le vin. Ici, les 6 principales méthodes employées pour obtenir certains styles de vins plus ou moins fruités ou puissants.

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:20 AM

Understand how the wine making process affects the total outcome of what is in the bottle.

100 Champagnes's curator insight, May 27, 2014 4:14 PM

A little bit of technical stuff...

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Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes

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See an accurate picture wine bottle sizes for still wines and learn the proper terms for the most common wine bottle sizes.

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Big Bottle Names...

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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, November 23, 2013 7:13 AM

Wine Bottle Sizes Chart

  • 187.5 ml Piccolo or Split: Typically used for a single serving of Champagne.
  • 375 ml Demi or Half: Holds one-half of the standard 750 ml size.
  • 750 ml Standard: Common bottle size for most distributed wine.
  • 1.5 L Magnum: Equivalent to two standard 750 ml bottles.
  • 3.0 L Double Magnum: Equivalent to two Magnums or four standard 750 ml bottles.
  • 4.5 L Jeroboam (still wine): Equivalent to six standard 750 ml bottles. (see champagne size[link])
  • 6.0 L Imperial: Equivalent to eight standard 750 ml bottles or two Double Magnums.
  • 9.0 L Salmanazar: Equivalent to twelve standard 750 ml bottles or a full case of wine!
  • 12.0 L Balthazar: Equivalent to sixteen standard 750 ml bottles or two Imperials.
  • 15.0 L Nebuchadnezzar: Equivalent to twenty standard 750 ml bottles.
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How to Open a Wine Bottle With a Shoe

How to Open a Wine Bottle With a Shoe | binNotes Wines | Scoop.it
Got a bottle of wine on hand but no corkscrew to get it open? Just watch..... you don't need to understand French. (Oh! We love this fun tip! See you soon at Clementine Gourmet Marketplace & Cafe!
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Not sure if this is hype or for real...let me know if it works for you...

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Sonoma: Where Roots Run Deep

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Sonoma: Where Roots Run Deep by L.M. Archer, FWS Note: Regrets to the fine folks in Sonoma - non-writing work  commitments and unexpected editor change-ups left this piece dangling far longer than ...
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binNotes's curator insight, September 14, 2013 10:01 AM

What I'm writing now...on Sonoma!