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Wine Stories Worth Sharing – August 17, 2017

August 17th, 2017

Wine and … music pairings? Tips from a “world champion” sommelier and more on wine certifications. Wax capsules. And the truth about whiskey and water. [level-members]

How about a Mozart clarinet concerto to accompany that merlot? Apparently, certain music pairs well with certain wine. Great news for those of us who love both.

I don’t know – and don’t want to know – what a “world champion” sommelier even is, but there are some interesting ideas in this Forbes article on The Art of Wine.

Speaking of world champion sommeliers, I guess there’s real pain if you want to gain … wine certifications. Wine Education is About More Than What’s in Your Glass.

What’s up with those wax capsules? Are they good, bad, or just there? And do they affect a wine’s aging?

Finally, it’s not wine, but this proves what I’ve always known about the pedantic jerks who refuse to “sully” their fine single malts with even a drop of water: they’re wrong. Whiskey tastes better with water. (Just don’t overdo it.)