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Inside each bottle there is history, science… and a lot of curiosities! Here are 7 that you can share at your next dinner party to surprise family and friends, after everyone toasts with a glass of Mandriola. Take notes.
1. Where does the act of toasting come from?
The act of toasting and wishing health is a tradition that began in Ancient Greece. To show that the wine was not poisoned, the host would take the first sip before the guests, and then everyone would raise their glass and exclaim the famous expression “Cheers! The clinking of glasses was done so that if there was any poison, it would be deposited at the bottom of the glass.
2. Why is the wine swirled in the glass when tasting?
Wine tasters have the habit of swirling the wine in the glass to oxygenate it and facilitate the release of aromas. Thus, the aromatic compounds become more intense and pleasant, being easier to identify and providing a richer and more complete experience. This is why they usually do not fill the glass more than one third full, so as not to spill.
3. Men or women: who is more sensitive to wine?
Women are more susceptible to the effects of wine than men, for biological reasons. Women have a smaller number of enzymes in the stomach lining needed to process alcohol. In addition, they are better wine tasters than men, because their greater capacity for olfactory discrimination allows them to identify and distinguish aromas more accurately.
4. Does wine improve with age?
This expression is already widely popularized, but it is not entirely true. It is true that wines change with age, but not always for the better. The evolution depends on the type of wine and the winemaking process. There are wines that are produced and thought to be consumed young, while others are idealized to be wines for aging.
5. Is decanting really necessary?
Yes, decanting is fundamental for two distinct reasons: First, it allows the elimination of sediments, which are naturally present in all wines. In addition, decanting the wine also allows the release of the aromas stored in the bottle, improving its taste.
Decanting is usually done in red wines, but there are also specific cases of white wines that can be decanted, such as old wines and/or wines with aging in wood.
6. What is the best way to store wine?
Wine should be stored in an acclimatized cellar, keeping the temperature generally between 16 and 18 ºC for red wines, and 6 ºC – 8 ºC for white, sparkling, and rosé wines. If this is not possible, the wine should be stored in a stable (no shaking or rocking), dark and airy place, in a horizontal position. You already know what to do when you buy your next bottle of Mandriola.
Mandriola de Lisboa, the wine for any occasion
The world of wine is rich and complex. Now you have discovered some of the curiosities you can use to impress your guests at your next dinner party, while they leisurely savor a good glass of Mandriola. Toast to the best in life and enjoy the moment!
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