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Wine FAQ

What does ABV tell you about wine?
  • Alcohol By Volume (ABV) can indicate the sweetness of a wine
    • The higher the ABV the dryer (or less sweet) the wine is; the lower the alcohol %, and the sweeter the wine can be. Which can also tell you a lot about how much sugar is in the wine. The amount of sugar in a bottle of wine can vary from 4 grams to 220 grams per litre. The lowest sugar wine is red wine. Red wine has the least amount of sugar which is 0.9g per 175ml glass.
What temperature recommendation do you recommend for serving?
  • 15 minute rule
    • White wine you remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving
    • Red wine you put into the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving
What wine is good for losing weight?

The best wine for weight loss is dry wine like Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Merlot or a dry sparkling white wine. Sweet wines have significantly higher calorie and carb counts, which can leave you struggling to reach your healthy goals.

Which wine is gluten free?
  • Most wines, including Saki, are gluten-free.
  • Wine’s that are not gluten free are typically flavored wines or wine coolers which may contain malt.
Which wines are low carb and keto friendly?
  • Here are several dry white wines that average less than 4 grams of sugar per 5-ounce serving: Brut Champagne: less than 2 grams of carbs. Sauvignon Blanc: 3 grams of carbs.
  • What To Drink: Low-Carb Wine Options
    • Pinot Noir: 3.4 grams of carbs.
    • Merlot: 3.7 grams of carbs.
    • Cabernet Sauvignon: 3.8 grams of carbs.
When wine has legs and what does it mean?

The prominence of legs in a glass generally indicates higher alcohol content, and thus a richer texture and fuller body. That’s why they’re especially prominent in fortified wines and high-proof spirits.

Is wine good for you?

Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks. Any links between red wine and fewer heart attacks aren’t completely understood.

How long does open wine last?
  • three to five days
  • In general, table wines, which are your typical non-sparkling reds and whites, last three to five days after they’ve been opened. Fortified wines, like Port or Sherry, can last a few weeks or even months after they’ve been opened.
What makes a wine taste like butter?

Buttery flavors are produced by malolactic fermentation, a secondary fermentation process that converts malic acid to lactic acid. Malic acid tastes tart and like green apples. Lactic acid tastes creamy and buttery.

Which wine has fewer sulfites?
  • Wines with lower acidity need more sulfites than higher acidity wines. At pH 3.6 and above, wines are much less stable, and sulfites are necessary for shelf-life.
  • Wines with more color (i.e., red wines) tend to need less sulfites than clear wines (i.e., white wines). A typical dry white wine may have around 100 mg/L whereas a typical dry red wine will have around 50–75 mg/L.
  • Wines with higher sugar content tend to need more sulfites to prevent secondary fermentation of the remaining sugar.
  • Wines that are warmer release free sulfur compounds (the nasty sulfur smell) and can be “fixed” through decanting and chilling the wine.
What are sulfites and tannins in wine?
  • Tannins are naturally present in wine and will ultimately separate from it. They can be swiftly removed by micro-oxygenation, a recent technology for ripening extremely tannic wines.
  • Sulphites, which are naturally present in small amounts, are often present because they are added to kill yeasts and other microorganisms, particularly acetobacter, which convert alcohol to vinegar. They are completely safe.
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