Those of us love wine aren’t aware of how our appreciation for wine changes the way we view the world. For example, we might plan our vacations in wine regions, or spend a little more time reading the fascinating histories around wine. Of course, sometimes we do silly things too.
If you’re scientific minded and curious, you can learn to identify a great deal of aroma compounds (including “impact compounds”) in wine. Next time you have a glass of wine in front of your nose, see if you can pick out one of these more bizarre flavors.
When it comes to how geography influences wine, there’s no one rule that guarantees great wine, it’s more of a matter of connecting the dots – 5 dots to be exact: temperature, climate, elevation, soil type, and geopolitics.
Wine and chocolate have a lot of similarities to each other. For one, they’re both considered aphrodisiacs and they both contain flavanols (antioxidants). Despite these striking similarities, it’s somewhat challenging to pair wine and chocolate together… but it can be done!