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Stop Shaking

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

I hope this is not illness! After drinking wine for over ten years, I often unconsciously swirl my glass if it has a stem, even if it is only water. During a visit to the infamous Vapolicella area of Northeastern Italy, we visited a traditional Amarone winery and walked down the underground cellar with its owner. In addition to tasting Amarone that was aging, there were also collections of some ten vintage wines from the owner’s private cellar. Yet something was strange. It might just be Root Day, or there was not enough time for the wine to breathe, while the textur