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Wine Myths | New Brief out, #169 | The Wine Newsletter

Per Karlsson portrait Britt Karlsson portraitWine myths…

I recently wrote an article about a myth on wine that has been very difficult to kill. It struck me that it could be a good theme for a series of articles. There are too many myths around wine.

What I wrote about (and you can read more about below) was irrigation. No, it is not forbidden to irrigate in the vineyard. But that’s just one example. Here are some more ideas about what the article series about myths on wine could contain:

“If are an organic wine producer, you are not allowed to spray with pesticides in the vineyard” – wrong, organic producers also spray the vines with pesticides.

And to continue on the “eco” theme:

“An organic wine tastes different” – no, organics has mainly to do with the environment. You cannot taste a wine and determine if it is organic.

Chenin blanc tastes like wet wool – now, one should perhaps not criticize taste descriptions. That’s very personal. But there are few things that sound, to my ear, as unpleasant as wet wool. And chenin blanc is one of the world’s finest and greatest white wine grapes. Read more about chenin blanc in Brief!

“If you want to age wine it is important to have an even and cool temperature” – well, maybe to a certain extent, but wine is much more sturdy than one often thinks.

“An opened bottle of wine goes bad in a few days” – no, put a cork in a half-finished wine bottle it will keep for many days in the fridge.

Just a few examples!

Do you have any more suggestions? Which myths should write about? Send us an email!

Right now it is our most hectic travel season, so there is not much time to write (or send newsletters). The Loire Valley, Valpolicella, Bordeaux, Champagne, Rioja… are just some of the wine regions where we have put our feet down this wine travel season. Read more about upcoming wine tours below.

Britt & Per

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