"Nils Gustaf Lindgren" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> I really enjoy doing this, it seems to enhance the flavor. My question
>> is, is it appropriate to swirl and take in the aroma before every sip in
>> a social setting? Or is this only to be done at tastings?
> This rude and uncultured person will endeavour to answer your question to
> the best of his imperfect knowledge.
> In a country where formal toasts are ported, it would be inappropriate to
> swirl before the toast. This is the one limitation that should be kept in
> mind at all times.
> Also, in the words of a maverick poster who has not been seen in the
> vicinity for along time, " it is fun to see how fast you can swirl the
> wine without it spraying over your neighbor".
> On a more serious note, when drinking older wines (I quite often drink and
> enjoy rather old wines, mean vintage c 1960), it is interesting to compare
> the olfactory sensations frist before swirling, then after - the pre-swirl
> bouquet often being much more fragile and delicate.
Swirl away - unostentatiously of course.
Pls note re wine etiquette (on a less serious note). If one of your guests
should accidentlaly spill some wine at dinner it is incumbent upon you to
discreetly spill even more at a later time so as to lessen said guest's
This of course can lead to the incremental destruction of your dining room
should you be entertaining a rowdy bunch of wine loving footballers.