Drink Deeply of Knowledge Beaujolais Festival and Other Tastings Offer Excuse to Soak Up Some Wine Wisdom
Paul Hampel Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Malolactic fermentation and phenols. Vinification and extended lees contact. Who can comprehend it, this lexicon of wine?
"It's only grape juice," comforted John Nash, part owner of The Wine Merchant in Clayton and someone who understands the complex terminology that swirls among aficionados.
"Wine is very intimidating, mainly because, in the past, elitists established a hoity-toity aura around it," Nash said. Like most of the finer wine shops in the area, The Wine Merchant plays host to regular tastings. Pat rons can sample from several varieties, all free. "At our tastings, we take a more Euro pean approach to drinking wine, em phasizing that it's a beverage …
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