Thursday, August 29, 2002

More evidence that wine glasses matter: this study claims that the ratio of surface area to volume affects the concentration of "gallic acids" in merlot: "Oxygen drives the formation of compounds called catechin-gallate esters from the gallic acid. When esters pass your lips, they precipitate the proteins in your saliva, making the wine taste dry." Can't imagine that the glass would have more effect than decanting.

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