Why Swirl the Wine?

Posted on 10-03-2017

Author: Mike Madigan

Date: 7/21/2015

Quite simply, it wakes the wine up, coaxes it open for appreciation and so all the flavor components in its structure are more visible.  And you don’t have to do so quickly and furiously.  Take your time, let the wine open up as it wants.  Remember, wine is a living thing, and it should be treated with care and a soft and kind touch.  So try to make sure your swirls are consistent in motion, and not haphazard and rough.  Trust me, the wine will reward you for your patience.  Just as wine takes time to craft, it just as well takes a bit to ready itself for palate contact, for it to be fully open for enjoyment.

Sip, sip.....