When you are at a restaurant, have you ever noticed the waiter pour a glass of wine and give it a little swirl? It’s not to show off any “special” wine pouring skills, but the swirling can actually make your wine taste better.Who knew- but science proves it right.
When you swirl your wine, it adds oxygen to the wine which bonds with tannin molecules, a naturally occurring plant compound found in fruits like grapes. The oxygen helps the wine go down smoother. Swirling your wine also leads to a little bit of evaporation which means that harsher compounds in wine can disappear.
Now how to swirl the wine? Make little circles and flick your wrist around for 10 seconds to make your wine experience better.