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For anyone who has spent any time or effort getting to know the different grape varietals and their characteristics when turned into wine, the concept that different wines should be drunk in different glasses should come naturally.

Either through experience or study, we all know that white wine glasses should be smaller than red wine glasses, simply due to the intensity of the bouquet from reds, which requires, perhaps deserves, more room to breathe and manifest itself.

We all know this simple rule, but few of us take the time to explore the idea further and find out how different shapes and sizes of glasses impact the actual experience of drinking different wines. More importantly, few of us ask the question: What is the best shape and size for a glass that is best suited to maximise the qualities of a particular varietal? (more…)

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Following up on my plea for help on how to drink the 1975 Chateau Cantenac Brown last week, I actually got together with Madam (and a few friends) and cracked open the bottle.

Per Madam’s instructions, we didn’t really aired the wine at all and drank it somewhere between 15min to 30min after it was open and decanted (in case of sediment).

To tell the truth, I didn’t have much expectation for the wine due to the shoulder level status of the bottle – in fact, I had lots of doubts that it would actually be drinkable at all. (more…)

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