This week kicked off with an Earth Day celebration on Sunday – did you do anything to celebrate? I noticed a couple of wine cork recycling projects that I’ve shared with you below in this week’s Wine Web Wandering Wednesday. Plus I have three wine education links too.
First up, those recycling projects I spoke of earlier. This lifehacker article shows how to use corks as garden markers. I shared this on our facebook page on Sunday, and lots of folks seemed to like the idea! Unfortunately, we don’t have a BevMo retailer here, but if we did I would definitely donate wine corks to be used to create attractive foot gear! Learn about that project here.
Wine education this week falls into the ‘102’ category in my opinion. 101 links are all about wine basics, then 102 goes a bit more in depth on focused issues. So this week you can find out all about whether wine glasses make a difference in the wine tasting experience. And you can also read about something called ‘hyperdecanting’. I’ve never tried hyperdecanting myself as I like to keep thing pretty simple when it comes to serving wine…..but it was interesting to read about Ms. Shreeves at-home experiment in any case.
Of course, all the hyperdecanting and the best quality wine glasses in the world may not make one whit of difference to you. This article debates whether wine expertise is genetic and what the ramifications are for us all if it is indeed genetic. Personally, I think that while most of us may not be ‘super-tasters’, we all can enjoy wine at whatever level we want to take our tasting experience.
That’s it for this week; I hope you’ve had fun checking out the links! I might have jury duty tomorrow & Friday. If so, Clyde will be working the salesroom – you might need to dig him out of the cellar, but he’ll be happy to come upstairs to serve you. Cheers!