Wine Hints & Tips by Adam Walls
Here at Wine Selectors we get asked a LOT of interesting questions about wine. What is the best cellaring temperature? Is screw cap better than cork? What is an organic wine? To find out the answers to these questions and more, check out our video series by wine expert and Tasting Panellist, Adam Walls. Take your wine 101 knowledge to the next level!
How long does a wine last once it has been opened?
If you’re like us and love good wine, there’s little chance of a bottle lasting long enough to risk losing its drinkability. If you do find yourself with an opened bottle or two at the end of an evening, this hint & tip video will help to make the most of those delectable drops before they’re spoiled. View our video tip below or click here to read full Selector article.
When can a wine be called organic?
With a rise in the number of people practicing conscious consumption, and a desire on the part of growers and winemakers to experiment and embrace more sustainable techniques, organic wines are becoming more and more mainstream. View this video tip to find out what makes wine organic.
Which is better, crown seal or cage closure?
While there is a romance surrounding the slight pop of a cork easing out of a bottle, in Australia and New Zealand the majority of wines are now bottled under screw cap. For more info view our video below or read our Selector article here.
What is the perfect cellaring temperature?
It’s heartbreaking to open a bottle of wine only to find it has deteriorated or is no longer drinkable due to poor cellaring. Get it right and you’ll enjoy great wine every time! Discover the perfect cellaring temperature in this video tip below.
Can you chill red wine?
Serving red wine with a little bit of chill often enhances the fruit, rounds out the tannins and will help make the alcohol level more seamless. Lighter reds with bright acidity and those made from thinner-skinned grapes like Pinot Noir really benefit from some time in the refrigerator.
What is better, cork or screw cap?
To pop or crack – discover traditional versus more modern methods of keeping your wine in mint drinking condition. Watch our hint & tip video for more.
How to spit wine like a pro?
While your mum has taught you that it’s definitely not socially acceptable to spit, tasting wine is one exception. So, pucker up, get ready to purse your lips and learn how the pros produce a perfect stream that hits the spittoon spot on every time!