volume 3. what's in the glass? fact vs fantasy

such a great chat last monday! audience input was at an all time high and chemistry on the panel was skyrocketing. back in our original home at neighbourhood wine, we talked all things subjective and objective when it comes to what's in your glass. september's a pretty busy time in the wine world, so thank you so much to everyone who found a few hours and came down for a chat. 

on the panel: adam cotterell, general knower-of-all-things-wine, wine buyer at blackhearts & sparrows; pat underwood, winemaker and owner of little reddie, co-founder of boomtown wines; clare burder, educator, communicator, and producer (she does the lot!); and cath willcock, founder of imbibo, importing and distributing wines since '09.

we covered a lot of ground this time around. we talked about what factual things are really in a glass of wine - scientifically or otherwise, flavours, acid, tannin, textures. how do those things compare to ethereal, emotive descriptors - such as 'smoking-a-cigar-in-a-hot-tub' like one of our audience members had remarked. 

we talked a lot about how we taste wine. what we look for, what matters to us and how the context of tasting can really effect the way in which you taste. we talked about things to look for when choosing a bottle off the shelf and how a well informed staff member can be the difference between you getting exactly what you want, or a rude shock when you open the bottle.

does all this stuff matter if it's just about enjoyment?

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