Wine master reveals the biggest mistakes people make when drinking wine

Mail Online | 6/22/2019 | Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia
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For many, a glass of wine is something to look forward to at the end of a hard day or week.

But while you might think that pouring yourself a large Pinot is the easiest way to unwind and relax, in fact there are a host of things you could be getting wrong.

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Speaking to FEMAIL, one of Australia's leading wine experts and Master of Wine Andrew Caillard revealed the seven biggest mistakes we all make when drinking wine.

From using different glasses for every varietal to pouring too much into a glass, you'll never drink the same again.

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Often, wine connoisseurs will tell you that you need one type of glass for Chardonnay, and a completely different vessel for Shiraz.

But Andrew said that aside from Champagne, you do not in fact need to invest in multiple different glasses for your wine.

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'Using a different wine glass for each varietal is nice, but it's more so a luxury than a necessity,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

'Personally, I use the same wine glass for all varietals.'

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While many are unlikely to stick to the standard requirements for a glass of wine when pouring at home, Andrew said you should never fill your glass to the brim.

'Drinking wine is as much about enjoying the sensory experience as it is the taste,' he said.

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'If the glass is full to the brim, then you won't be able to swirl the wine to unlock the key aromas.'

He said that a good rule of thumb is to fill your glass to around 2/3 of the glass.

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'Topping a glass to full is a bit like overloading a plate with food,' he said. 'It's a bad look.'

Once you've found a wine that you like, it can be easy to fall into the trap of buying the same bottle week in week out....
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