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.
Chardonnay: it’s the world’s most planted white grape and also the world’s most polarizing wine: you either love it or hate it. I’m hear to show you that Chardonnay is way less obvious (and more nuanced) that you might have thought.
Wine tastings are a great way to host a party because they simultaneously improve your wine intelligence while having a really fun time. I’d like to offer you a few tips to make your wine tasting party useful as well as a few recommendations for how to do it.