We visited Norman Hardie’s winery in PEC last week. It was lovely … but what attracted my attention was a young woman swirling her wine at the table next to me. She swirled it non-stop, or “constantly”, as we wine writers like to say [we actually don’t].
So I pondered the reasons for swirling. I know there are reasons – real “wine person” reasons. It aerates the wine in the glass and makes it taste better. Heck, it’s been locked inside a bottle for quite a while and needs to catch a fresh breath air. But i think this woman at the table beside me taught me something important. Swirling your wine is fun.
The only thing more fun? Convincing your wife to swirl her wine too.
Photo of us NOT swirling. Doesn’t look as much fun does it.
Also, the pizza was really good. We swirled and drank the Riesling and the Cab Franc. I’m going to swirl and drink them again soon.