Does wine really breathe, and does it stand on legs?
Continuing in the discussion of common wine myths, let’s look at the ideas of breathing wine and “legs”. Interestingly, both have something to do with surface area.
Ask the Winemaker, Take a punt
The indentation in the base of wine bottles is generally termed a punt. Its origins have been interpreted many ways so here is what I know. There are suggestions that the early glass blowers had difficulty in producing a flat base for the bottle, in many instances leaving a sharp spot where the bottle was held and subsequently marking tables and benches. They found it was more stable and less likely to scratch if an indentation was left.
Paso Robles Holidays in the Wine Country
Paso Robles is a diverse, robust wine region with large resort style wineries making dozens of wines and small family run places that may make just a couple of wines from their own estate grapes. The region is more relaxed, rural and unpretentious than other wine areas and with over 150 tasting rooms there is plenty to taste!
Sulfites In Wine
Sulfites are a natural, organic preservative that humans have been using in wine and other foods for several thousand years. The only difference between France and the U.S. is that the U.S. requires a warning label, and warning labels create the unfortunate impression that where there's a warning, there must be something dangerous afoot.
Roll Out the Barrels
Roll Out the Barrels Weekend, every May, has over twenty participating wineries from the San Luis Obispo Wine Region. Plan a visit to the San Luis Obispo Wine Country for a weekend you'll never forget! See Video.