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Texas Wine & Hors’ d eouvres

May 12th, 2012 by Pamela Murski

Texas Wineries

Enjoy a complimentary glass of  wine  from  one of our  local  wineries from the Bluebonnet Wine Trail or one of our signature house cocktails during our Summer Friday afternoon House Chefs Cocktail & Hors ‘d eouvre  Hour from 5-6 P.M.  while staying at the ranch .  Some of the wine tips and facts from our local vintners are always fascinating  something we enjoy passing along to those who enjoy a delicious afternoon  libation.  These facts were shared with us by Windy Winery.

 

  • What does it mean when a wine is “tannic?”
    A tannic wine has an astringency and bitterness that is caused by a high level of tannins. Tannins are a group of chemical compounds found in grape skins, seeds, and stems, and sometimes in the wood barrels wine is fermented in. Tannins are important to the aging of wine. Wines most likely to be described as tannic are red wines.

 

  • Why do some wines give you a headache?
    Histamines, found in the skins of grapes, seem to give some people headaches if they are sensitive to histamines. Red wine will affect a histamine sensitive wine drinker more than white wine because red wine has spent more time in contact with grape skins.

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