jamie goode's wine blog

Monday, May 08, 2006

Something for all you technical heads. It's a powerpoint slide that Aussie wine scientist Richard Gibson sent me today (his website is http://www.scorpex.net/). This is the current hot topic of debate in the closures world. I've added below Richard's notes which explain this slide.

•Too little oxygen ingress into the package creates a risk of the formation of reductive characters in susceptible wines
•Too much oxygen ingress into the package will cause oxidation
•The optimum oxygen ingress rate for packaged wine is not yet known
•The optimum ingress rate may vary from wine to wine


At 3:36 PM, Blogger billn said...

So we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know - and they are all about corks!

At 8:26 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Very good, Bill.


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