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What are some types of red wine that aren't buttery or sweetish? My guess is that one could try a red wine like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. Generally speaking they are dry and thus not sweet. Red Wine Sweetness Chart Some Chardonnays may in fact be buttery, but not all. What does the term “buttery” mean in reference to wine? "Buttery&...


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This is pure speculation, but here is what I think. The wine is either palatable or not. The traditional way to deal with sediment is decanting. This is where the wine is slowly poured into a container (a decanter) while observing the sediment, usually with a bright light behind the bottle. The idea is to stop pouring just before the sediment escapes. You ...


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A needle will definitely damage the cork less than a corkscrew will. But a significantly deteriorated cork may drop some pieces into the wine regardless of how it's removed. I've had great experiences with the gas-injection wine pourers, but I haven't seen or used a gas-injection wine opener. I'll echo the recommendations for an Ah-So style wine opener, ...


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Very few red wines are actually sweet. Meiomi pinot noir is slightly off dry, but hardly sweet. I've never had a sweet cabernet sauvignon. Buttery is an adjective sometimes associated with California chardonnay which has gone through malolactic conversion. Lots of people seem to like it although I'm not a fan. Here is a good article. If you have a good wine ...


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It would probably work just fine, but is also probably overkill. As Eric S. mentioned in the comment, I would use an Ah-So. I routinely use mine in for wines that are over a decade old. In fact, I have some wine from specific vintners that I know the corks are going to fall apart if I use a corkscrew (from repeated experience where this is exactly what ...


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