I shouldn’t be surprised that whilst researching for some wine geekery to post on this blog, I found a team of physicists at the EPFL in Lausanne itself who have studied the hydrodynamics of swirling wine. They call it oenodynamics. Here is an article from Science Magazine back in 2011 about their curiosity and discoveries: […]
Lisez l’article complet sur le site Bilan. Read the entire article on the Bilan website. Les astuces du meilleur sommelier du monde 2013
Here is an interesting take on the rivulets of wine after you swirl it in your glass. Voici un point de vue intéressant sur les ruisseaux de vin après vous agitez dans votre verre (en anglais).
How many stories are there about that pinot noir quote in Sideways? How many people did it resonate with? I know I was one of them. Bear with me, it is a good story. When I first met my husband, we were colleagues working in a start up in California. At that time, he was […]
My friend Katey over at John Tyler Wines wrote a post last week where she started asking men how they would describe their ideal woman as wine. Head on over, have a look. In this world of wine and wine-lover vocabulary and all the discourse on the internet about wine and loving wine, you’d think […]
Charlie told me about an interview he once had. He’d been asked this question: If you were a piece of winery equipment, what would you be? He answered that he would be a pumpover device. I had to ask what a pumpover device was. Apparently, it’s the piece of equipment that pumps the wine over […]
My friend and neighbour Paul Brasset has been a winemaker in Sonoma County for over thirty years. Over those thirty years, he has won the Sonoma County Sweepstakes award for his Chardonnay (more than once). He has recently started selling wines from his own cellars, but has started with only Syrah and Zinfandel. I asked […]