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Updated on Jun. 16, 2019. Posted on Sep. 10, 2016

How High Is Your Wine IQ?

Take all that bottled up knowledge and put it to the test.

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    Using your hands to hold the bowl of the glass will heat up your wine, so hold it by the stem instead.

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    Rielsing is popular type of white wine that is the lightest and sweetest tasting.

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    Wine grapes are small and sweet grapes that have both thick skins and seeds.

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    Letting a wine breathe in a glass pitcher or decanter for 30 to 45 minutes can greatly improve the flavour of wine.

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    It's called a worm! And by inserting the "worm" into the centre of the cork, you can reduce your chances of tearing the cork.

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    The correct tasting method begins with observing the wine visually, then smelling it, and then, finally, tasting the wine.

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    Holding the cork and the cage together will give you more control once the cork is no longer secure.

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    This trick requires some practice but it should guide drips down the back of the bottle, where you can wipe them away with a napkin.

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    Storing your bottle upright will reduce the amount of surface area that's exposed to oyxgen, keeping your wine fresher for longer.

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    Cabernet Sauvignon is popular type of red wine that is the most full-bodied and savoury. Full-bodied wines are typically darker and more of their flavour comes from the grapes.

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    After 1 to 3 days in the fridge, sparkling wine will lose its carbonation.

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    If the food is sweeter than the wine it's matched with, the wine will end up tasting too bitter in comparison. That's why people pair port wine with dessert.

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    Both the handheld and tabletop swirls will coat the glass with aromas (while making you look pretty cool, too.)

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    Red wines ferment with red grape skins for weeks at a time, while rosé ferments with them for only a short time.

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    It's the other way around! Champagne is from France and prosecco comes from Italy.