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redsturgeon
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Strange wine phenomenon

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Postby redsturgeon » August 12th, 2018, 7:21 pm

Today I was enjoying an Aussie Shiraz, this one to be precise

https://www.virginwines.co.uk/wine/Z367 ... 6773102291

very nice it was too.

Weird thing though, it seemed to have little bits in it that shimmered in the light, you could not taste or feel them in the mouth but it was like lots of minute particles in suspension in the wine that shone and glittered under my overhead spotlights.

Has anyone else notice this?

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Re: Strange wine phenomenon

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Postby PinkDalek » August 12th, 2018, 8:17 pm

Anything to do with the particles mentioned here (I think you may have a scientific leaning and understand it all better than I can)?:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarifica ... on_of_wine

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Re: Strange wine phenomenon

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Postby tsr2 » August 24th, 2018, 6:12 pm

redsturgeon wrote:Weird thing though, it seemed to have little bits in it that shimmered in the light, you could not taste or feel them in the mouth but it was like lots of minute particles in suspension in the wine that shone and glittered under my overhead spotlights.

Has anyone else notice this?


Crystals are quite common in good wines. I don't usually see them in suspension. more often they sink to the bottom of the bottle or glass.

http://www.wineloverspage.com/wlp_archi ... e_they.php

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Re: Strange wine phenomenon

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Postby Hallucigenia » September 4th, 2018, 8:15 pm

I would also tend to the view that it was tartrate crystals or similar.

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Re: Strange wine phenomenon

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Postby DiamondEcho » September 19th, 2018, 7:29 pm

I suspect it was isinglass, used for clarifying some wine and beer, but I'd have expected it to be filtered out before bottling. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isinglass


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