Weird Wine Flavors and the Science Behind Them

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.

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Your Bottle May Be Suffering From Wine Heat Damage

Heat destroys wine, and temperatures over 70 degrees can permanently taint the flavor. Above 80 degrees or so and you are literally starting to cook the wine. Here are a few common precautions you should take to prevent wine heat damage:

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