First, look at precipitation.
After a wine is aged, its solid precipitation will separate from the liquor and sink to the bottom of the bottle. However, when you take the bottle off the rack and open it, the sediments are disturbed and re-mixed with the liquor. Because the sediments are bitter, serious wine lovers pour the whole bottle into the sober before drinking and let the sediments sink to the bottom of the sober. Before sobering up, observe the bottle in the light. The more precipitation, the longer the time needed to sober up. Check the wine every 30 minutes during the sobering process, and if you see that all the precipitation reaches the bottom of the sobering apparatus, you can start to enjoy it. The sobering process usually takes 1 hours, sometimes even longer.
When the wine is poured into the sober, it oxidizes in contact with the air, removing unpleasant odors from the wine and giving off a more attractive smell. If you find a wine that is tedious or only a single flavor, let it sober up for an hour. The longer the contact time between wine and air, the better the aroma and taste. This is also the reason why professional wine critics like to shake their glasses, so that the aroma can be released as much as possible.
Three, look at wine age
To be on the safe side, the older a wine is, the less likely it is to stay awake for too long, because mature wines lose their fruity and other aromas over time, and exposure to the air speeds up the loss of flavor. Therefore, the best time to sober up wine for 20 years or more is less than 30 minutes. A relatively young wine (less than 20 years) can be placed in a sober for up to four hours without losing its youthful flavor.
Four. Look at varieties.
The best way to determine how long a wine needs to wake up is to smell or taste it first, and you can also estimate it by the characteristics of the wine.
1. High tannins, bold red wines: Rich, tight wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Barolo require about two hours of sobering (unless they are 20 years old or taste good).
2. Young, light red wines: lighter wines like Pinot Noir and Gamay require only 30 minutes to an hour to sober up and can be tasted from time to time during the sobriety process to ensure that the wine does not lose its flavor.
3. Fruity, unrestrained white wine: a more unrestrained wine like Chardonnay is suitable for an hour of sobering.
4. Light white wines: light white wines like Pinot Gris do not need to wake up for long periods of up to 30 minutes.
5. Champagne: Champagne's sobering time is less than 1 hours.
1. keep the wine you want to drink in an upright position. Generally, the erecting time of wine is 1 day, and the erecting time of wine over 15 years should be maintained for 7-8 days, so that the sediment is completely settled to the bottom of the bottle.
2. when opening a bottle, because the bottle stopper of old wine will be very fragile and easy to break, so be careful.
3. With the aid of light, place the bottle mouth under the light of a lighted candle or flashlight, and observe the movement of precipitation when pouring wine, so as to prevent the precipitation from pouring into the sober.
4. According to the needs of different wines, let the wine "breathe" in the sober for a corresponding period of time, then you can enjoy it!
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