Today is going to consist of lots of packing, cleaning and scheduling posts for you lovely people.
But first here’s the next letter in the A to Z.
S for Structure.
The structure is such a crucial part of a wine, but something rarely given much thought by consumers.
Think of it like the skeleton of a wine; it’s the bones that holds the wine together, and then the fruit & flavour hangs off it.
So not only is it important to hold everything together, but these things are your main considerations when pairing food and wine together too. Old world wines are usually designed to pair with food so they really carefully consider and prize good structure in a wine. While in the New World countries the structure is still important, but it’s much more of a secondary factor to what they really care about: flavour. Specifically fruit flavour.
A post on old world/new world to follow soon…