Zen Breath 3-2-1

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3 terms, 2 quotes, 1 question

April 2, 2021

Happy Friday! Time to wrap up this week and get ready for the next! Take a deep breath and kick off the weekend on a positive note. Let's consider where we have been, improve it, and move forward next week. Packing the most content into the least words and trying to change the world, one glass at a time.

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4 - Wine Terms - Sweetness

Sugar contains 4 calories per gram.

1. Bone Dry: Wines that have less than 0.25% sugar. Most Koi Zen wines fall into the Bone Dry and Dry category, so:
"don't blame the waistline on the wine"

2. Dry wine: Dry wines have less than 1% residual sugar (RS) and includes most wines. Note: value wines typically have higher sugar levels.

3. Off-Dry: Perceivable sweetness ranging from 1%-5% sugar. Many Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Moscato fall into this range.

4. Sweet: Sweet wines can contain up to 45% sugar and include Ports, Late Harvest, Sherry and Ice Wines.

Note: many people tend to think that the wine should always be sweeter than the desert (or Easter candy), but that isn't the case. Dry wines also pair well with luscious desserts.

Bonus: Sugar or Fruity - it is hard to distinguish fruity tastes from sugary tastes - the easy way to check is to sip and hold your nose - if the 'sweetness' goes away, the wine is fruity and not sugary.

2 - Quotes from Me & Others:

1. "Don't blame the wine for the waistline" ~ The Zen Winemaker

2. "If you ever think it can't get worse - it can." ~ The Zen Winemaker

1 - Question to ponder:

Some people are over-achievers,
some people are under-achievers,
many are in the middle.

But it is all moot if you don't realize why you do what you do.
Do you realize what drives you and are you the driver, or the passenger?

~~ Notice ~~

Always be mindful

Darius Miller - The Zen Winemaker

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'The Zen Wine Tasting Journal - Life is too short to drink bad wine, or to wear ugly underwear.'

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