A Sense of Wine

A Sense of Wine is Wine Sense's journal of new products, techniques and behind the scenes info for those who love to make wine. The authors are the Wine Sense staff. You will be familiar with them as the friendly faces that serve you whenever you stop by one of the stores. Join us as we share our insights on new procucts, advice and our experiences. Please feel free to comment on any posts- we look forward to your input!

November 2011


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People Listen to Me!

November 18, 2011

Do people listen to me? Well, I guess they do and I am very, very happy. 

What am I babbling about? Well, I’ll tell you…

Anyone who has been in my store knows that I am a huge fan of aging wines. I’m always preaching that if you think the wine tastes good now, wait until you taste it in 6 months. “Gasp, 6 months” is the common response, “it will never last that long.” I then encourage everyone to save two bottles, hide it, mis-label it, give to a friend who does not drink and lives 4 hours away. Try it when it is older and see how it improves. Then tell me what you think of the wine. Well, I have in the past few weeks had reports from “New Agers” and they’re very happy with the flavour and aromas of the aged wine. They have all noticed to quote one “ a huge improvement “ to their wines. 

What they have told me: 
“The wine is so smooth.” 
“The wine has more fruitiness than before.” 
“It seems more robust.” 

The most improvement in the bottles will be experience with the Selection series wine kits 15 and 16 litre Original, International, Estate, Limited Edition, and International with skins kits.

Now that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy your wine when it’s young- experiencing a wine’s evolution is part of the fun of making your own wine. Just make sure you keep a couple of bottles for that special treat!

Did you know that the cheapest wines you purchase at the wine store is at least 1 year old? Even the commercial bottlers know the value of aging. So, give aging a try. Also, do not forget to add the ¼ tsp of potassium metabisulphite and use a good quality cork like the Nomacorc.



Bruce, Manager (Wine Sense- Pembina Highway)

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