I was all excited to open a bottle of Pinot Noir to taste and share with you all…until it happened.
Huh…that is odd. It tastes…fizzy. Ok, I swear this was a Pinot that I opened and not something sparkling. Ok, must be a mistake. Let me try it again. Nope…that is definitely fizz. The wine is fizzy. What the #$&@*$?!?!??!?!?
Ok…that is kind of how it went down. The entire convo being me to myself in the kitchen while making dinner.
My husband came in and poured a glass. He took a sip and looked strangely at me. He inquired…is this wine fizzy?!?!?! Thank goodness…it wasn’t just me!
According to Dr. Vinny at Wine Spectator…
When a wine seems fizzy or spritzy (and it’s not supposed to be that way, like a sparkling Shiraz would be), it’s usually considered a flaw. Either some carbon dioxide was trapped inside when the wine was bottled, or the wine started to re-ferment while in the bottle, and the bubbles are a byproduct. A little fizz won’t make you sick, but I find it unpleasant, and it usually comes with a yeasty stink.
Thank you for clarifying for me Dr. Vinny. Who knows what the case was for my wine. It was a 2002 vintage…so probably the re-fermenting. Boo.
Have you ever had a wine go bad before opening?
To finding better wine…next time…Cheers!