If you’ve ever opened multiple bottles of wine made from the same batch and noticed they don’t taste identical, then you, too, have experienced bottle variability. Learn the potential causes and ways to alleviate variability among your bottles.
You’ve followed all the rules. From the arrival of the grapes through pressing, racking, aging and bottling, you have meticulously scrutinized every step of the winemaking process. Nothing has been overlooked in producing the bottle you now are proudly uncorking as your guests wait expectantly. The “pop,” the flourish … and you pour yourself a tiny sample, just to gloat a little before sharing. Aargh! The aroma of aged sweat socks assaults…