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February 27, 2007

Get Vertical with your Wine Tasting

Wine TastingWe always find we like to get a little bit horizontal after a few glasses of wine, or at least in that "L" shape that allows us to be most comfortable on the couch. It turns out, horizontal isn't always the way to go when it comes to wine. We've found an article at Chow.com that espouses the virtues of a vertical tasting - the tasting of different vintages of the same wine. We found it interesting, and it has a few tips for how they work and where you might find one in your area.

When I say that I’ve been doing a lot of vertical tasting lately, I don’t mean that I’ve been drinking wine while standing up. Formal wine tastings fall into two categories—horizontal and vertical, both intended to highlight differences and/or similarities among different wines. A horizontal tasting pits different wines from the same vintage against one another. A vertical tasting features different vintages of the same wine. If you’re a wine geek or a budding one, chances are you’ll attend one of these at some point.
Read on at Chow.com.

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Posted by Head Wino at February 27, 2007 8:30 AM
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