Wine myths debunked

The deeper the bottom of the bottle, the better the wine? Not true at all. It is actually the sign of a more expensive bottle, rather than the contents. In France the shape of the bottle reflects the place of origin or the producer’s personal choice not the quality of the wine within. Most commonly used bottle shapes are those from Bordeaux (also used for Tour De Belfort wines), Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace and Rhone Valley. Can a screw cap bottle be corked? No. Corking of wine is due to precisely that, the cork itself, which has been infected by TCA, Trichloroanisole, a chemical compound. This cannot affect a screw cap. How do bubbles get in the Champagne bottle? Bubbles appear as part of t

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