Chilean juice pail tweaks

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  1. May 3, 2019 #41

    Venatorscribe

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    Over the last twelve to eighteen months I have tasted the benefits of blending. It not only extends my range of choices ( come happy hour ) but has 'stretched' my taste buds and abilities to appreciate good red wines. But my blending hasn't stopped there. I also have a passion to fashion, really nice tasting full bodied fruit and botanical wines. In my march to achieve that vision I have discovered that the key to this is blending. We truly have a great hobby.
     
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    I'm with you on the benefits of blending. The only issue for me is my untrained palate. Some people can taste a varietal and know how it will compliment others, I just can't do that. When I blend it sometimes takes me days before finding something I think will be the best. I can only taste so much wine before my taste buds get confused so I have to continue another day. With all that said I also make adjustments (if needed) on the individual varietals prior to blending. It's a lengthy process for me and I'm never sure I have the best blend so bottling is more often than not delayed due to my indecision.
     
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    Four weeks into this spiral addition and it’s really good. My wife said bottle it as it is so we are good to go. I’m surprised how much flavor it added.
     
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