Can you name a single “place” where you can find the word ‘wine’
450 times? Well, it turns out that the Bible mentions the holy beverage
as much as this number! Of course, this shouldn’t surprise you ‘cause it’s no secret how many wonderful properties this drink actually has. If you’re still not that convinced about this fact, check out this article
Anyways, we would like to remind you, guys, about some of the most common FAQs about wine
we talked about last time. Today, by tradition, we continue with the topic as we reveal three more questions people usually ask about the grape drink.
Keep readin’ as there’s a bonus
at the end!
- What’s the difference between dry and sweet wines?
So, we often meet with all kinds of people. Some of them are eager fans of dry wines, while others prefer the sweeter ones. What’s the difference, then? To put it simply, sweet wine tends to preserve some of the grape’s sugars. That’s what actually makes it taste sweeter that the others. On the contrary, dry wines just don’t have this residual sugar
. By the way, if you wanna read more about the different sorts of wine, you can take a look at this blog post
- What grape sorts are used for the various types of wine?
Basically, dry wines are made of the famous grape sorts like Riesling, Rkatsiteli (comes from Georgia), Chardonnay and Muscat. As you may know, there are also semi-dry wines
, the name of which speaks for itself about the level of sweetness, right? Well, for the semi-dry types producers mostly use Muscat Ottonel
– a white wine grape variety that’s a member of the Muscat family.
- What does “corked wine” mean?
That’s a term, which might be familiar to the wine experts
, but we guess there are also many of you who don’t have a clue about it. So, what is corked wine, after all? It refers to the wine, which has been contaminated with cork taint.
The latter is usually caused by a chemical known as TCA /2,4,6-trichloroansiole/.
Don’t think of it as something harmful, though! There’s enough proof that this compound wouldn’t do bad things to anyone. All in all, it’s said that around 7% of wine is ‘corked’, but unfortunately the average user would complain and even try to return the bottle from where they bought it. Well, we wouldn’t bother to do that!
Finally, here comes today’s bonus
! We offer you a quick and easy trick
for you to chill your bottle within 20 minutes. So, let’s suppose you’re having a surprising knock on the door and it turns out some friends are coming over without calling ahead. How to deal with that warm wine bottle? Of course, if you’re serving red wine, it should stay at room temperature
, but if you choose champagne, white wine or rose, you have to do something about it!
All you need is
water, ice, salt and … 20 minutes!
Get a big bowl and fill it with ice. Add water and make sure it covers the ice. Then it’s time for some salt – around 2 tablespoons. We would suggest you use sea salt, because it tends to make the chill faster. Then dig that bottle deep inside the bowl and let it stay in the “ice bath”
for 20 minutes.
Now you can open the bottle and say “Cheers!”
Spring Drinks: Top 4 Refreshing ‘Cocktails’ for the Season
4 Q&A about Grape Sugar you Might be Interested to Know
Summer Vibes: 4 Foods to Get you Ready for the Hot Days