Science and Aeration, New Old and Decrepit November 15, 2013 18:29
Great article from Dr. Vinny on science. Talks about the need for aeration especially in less mature wines. Typically the bulk of the US market is under $20 retail which is a 2010 or younger. Aeration takes that $20 bottle and instantly gives it a more aged appearance. In addition, in our non scientific after hours tasting we have found that a bottle that has been opened and left for some time benefits from aeration. We have visited our share of shot and a beer joints and getting a glass of wine in these establishments is hit or miss. When these mature (read over exposed, stale, lousy) wines are given a new fresh breath drink-ability is remarkably improved.
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