11 Facts About Wine


Wine tasting is the sensory examination and evaluation of wine.

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Wine aroma comes from volatile compounds released into the air.

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Wine is a popular and important drink that accompanies and enhances a wide range of cuisines, from the simple and traditional stews to the most sophisticated and complex haute cuisines.

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Wine is drunk without the accompaniment of a meal in wine bars or with a selection of cheeses .

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Wine is important in cuisine not just for its value as a drink, but as a flavor agent, primarily in stocks and braising, since its acidity lends balance to rich savory or sweet dishes.

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Wine sauce is an example of a culinary sauce that uses wine as a primary ingredient.

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Wine is an integral part of Jewish laws and traditions.

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Wine was used in Eucharistic rites by all Protestant groups until an alternative arose in the late 19th century.

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Wine contains ethyl alcohol, the chemical in beer and distilled spirits.

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Wine refrigerators offer a smaller alternative to wine cellars and are available in capacities ranging from small, 16-bottle units to furniture-quality pieces that can contain 500 bottles.

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Wine refrigerators are not ideal for aging, but rather serve to chill wine to the proper temperature for drinking.

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