After my blog several weeks ago on tasting wines, I thought I should get back to my discussions on what you are tasting when you are drinking your latest wine. In today’s blog we are going to discuss one of wine’s three major components: acidity.
Grapes contain large amounts of organic acids. There are two main types of acid found in grapes. They are tartaric and malic acids. These acids play a significant role in the taste and color of wines.
If you have ever tasted a lemon, you know the sour flavor that hits your tongue causes your mouth to pucker. It is this type of sensation that helps you determine the acidity level of wine.
Acidity is an important component in the taste and quality of wine. If a wine has a high acid level it will provide a prickling sensation to the side of your tongue and a spiciness when swallowing the wine.
Of big importance to me, is the balance of acidity in a wine between the other important components of wine (alcohol, tannins and residual sugars). A wine with too much acidity will taste overly sour and sharp. A wine with too little acidity will taste flat and have less defined flavors.
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Until next week,
Upcoming Wine Events For 2021
8/13/21 August Wine Dinner featuring live music by Paul Decker – BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE
Our next LEX 530 Wine Dinner will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021, at the LEX 530 Event Center in Elkhart. This California Wine Dinner will feature premium wines selected by LEX 530 Wine Director, Stan Minden, to pair with Executive Chef Chad Coryn’s delectable four-course dinner. This dinner will feature live music by Paul Decker.
Reception: Passed hors d’oeuvres. Paired with an assortment of different wine options.
1st course: Watermelon gazpacho: feta, cucumber, pistachio oil. Paired with the 2019 Emile Beyer Pinot Blanc.
2nd Course: Pan-seared sea scallops: spiced carrot purée, herb gremolata. Paired with the 2015 Troupe Albarino.
3rd Course: Sumac and rosemary lamb: smoky eggplant caviar, farro and white bean salad. Paired with the 2018 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon.
4th Course: Trio of California cheeses with accoutrements. Paired with the 2015 Gugi Amarone.
There is limited seating for this event and we expect it to fill up fast. The event is located at 530 E. Lexington Avenue in Elkhart. Guests must be at least 21 years of age, with a valid ID. Tickets are $100.00 (tax not included). You must purchase your ticket by noon on Friday, August 6.
LEX 530 DINNER Club Member’s will receive 10% off two tickets; please contact Melissa at 574-296-1330 to receive the discount.
Menu is subject to change at Chef Chad’s discretion. Individual and shared seating options are available. If you have a preference, please call 574-296-1330 after purchasing your tickets.
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