Friday, April 15, 2011

Pussy Pours

So have you ever been to a tasting room and everything tasted fabulous - but then you brought the wine home and it didn't taste so great? My theory is that is tastes different because tasting rooms do "pussy pours" - meaning approximately 1 oz pours. These pours are small pours that you can swirl around in your glass, getting optimal oxygen in the wine for the best experience. Plus on top of that, you sip the wine slowly, taking in the whole tasting room experience.

So when you're at home, rather than pouring yourself a big glass of wine, instead pour small amounts, just as a tasting room would. I like to call these pours "high maintenance" pours as you always are needing to refill your glass and it is a bit of high maintenance work to keep up (carpal tunnel  due to wine pouring, anyone?) But over and over again, folks I tell this to insist that I use the name, "pussy pours!" And so it is. Now I just need to figure out a way to trademark the name "pussy pours" for the "Notes from the Tasting Room blog" - HA!

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