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How High Is Your Wine IQ?

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

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    Gripping the stem.
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    Cupping the bowl of the glass.
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    Drinking it straight from the bottle.
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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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    Sauvignon Blanc
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    Riesling
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    Chardonnay
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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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    Serving it in a thin and tall wine glass.
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    Warming it up with your hands.
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    Using a decanter.
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    Letting a wine breath in a glass pitcher or decanter for 30 to 45 minutes can greatly improve the flavour of wine.

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    A worm
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    A corker
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    A wizzle
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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 bottle at a 45 degree angle.
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    Removing the cage (the metal part over the cork) instead of just loosening it.
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    Rotating the bottle slowly while opening it.
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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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    Holding the glass on an angle, like you’re pouring a beer.
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    Placing your hand up the neck of the bottle.
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    Rotating the bottle away from you as you stop pouring.
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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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    Pinot Noir
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    Zinfandel
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    Cabernet Sauvignon
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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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    1 to 3 days
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    3 to 5 days
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    A week
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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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    The handheld swirl
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    The table top swirl
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    The shaking swirl
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    Both the handheld and table top swirls will coat the glass with aromas (while making you look pretty cool too.)

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    The skins of red grapes.
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    The barrel that the wine ferments inside of.
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    The addition of a natural dye.
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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.

 
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