I don’t usually get much wine delivered during the summer months, only two French whites slipped through before the temperature veered up into the 90s. I also received a non-fiction book about spirits that peeps might find interesting:
“PROOF” The Science of Booze
In this comprehensive book about all types of spirits by Adam Rogers, readers are taken on a wild ride through historical facts and scientific investigations to examine complicated thoughts on various hypotheses, as well as learn some simple facts. Should appeal to science geeks, research geeks and wine 101ers alike. Here are some teasers that are covered fully in the book:
How yeast and sugar help turn practically anything into booze.
“Well” drinks were traditionally poured from the lower “well” under the bar while the “top shelf” liquors are on the…top shelf.
The “a ha!” moment.
What is peat and how does it affect your Scotch?
What does the term “microbial terroir” mean?
You can make booze from sugar beets.
Sake, that was developed before wine, was originally chewed.
Why copper is used for stills.
How music and movement effects the “Angel’s Share” that can be lost during barrel aging of spirits.
What a Cooper puts into making a barrel.
The placebo effect on drunkenness.
How we taste.
Read the book to learn more, personally it made me thirsty for these:
2012 Chateau Timberlay Bordeaux
Blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon
Color – Pale yellow.
Aroma – clean, apricot, lemon, wet stones, pink rose petals…open to your own interpretation.
Taste – Lime, apricot with medium acidity.
2011 Chateau Capelle
Bottle did not give grape varietals. A Google search suggested that it may be a blend of Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
Color – 24k gold.
Aroma – Butter, oak, jasmine and honeysuckle.
Flavor – Grapefruit, banana and oak with a medium acidity.
Eve Bushman has a Level Two Intermediate Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), a “certification in first globally-recognized course” as an American Wine Specialist ® from the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), Level 1 Sake Award from WSET, was the subject of a 60-minute Wine Immersion video (over 15k views), authored “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” and has served as a judge for the Long Beach Grand Cru and the Global Wine Awards. You can email Eve@EveWine101.com to ask a question about wine or spirits. You can also seek her marketing advice via Eve@EveBushmanConsulting.com