grape juice

apples and iphones

the countdown is coming to an end!

The wait is over. If you’re in the wine world, October means it’s harvest and grapes are ready to be picked. If you’re in my world, it means the iPhone 5 is finally coming! Winemakers and Steve Jobs have been making their products all year – but I’m going to be able to get my hands on an iPhone 5 before any 2011 wine.

So as I sit here with my horribly slow and cracked iPhone 3 (yes, the THREE), thinking about how much winemakers have in common with Apple, and then I started thinking about how much they have in common with apples too.

In white wine, apples are a very prominent fruit profile in both smell and taste. But think about how many different kinds of apples there are and the different tastes and smells that come along with them – green apples are tart, yellow are a little more mellow, and reds are even deeper, fleshier taste. Then there’s also the ripeness factor – a just-picked green apple will be crisp while a red apple someone left on their desk for a week will be much more pungent.

5 white wines that are really appley (made that word up, but applish sounded worse): Chardonnay, Albariño, Riesling, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. Sniff away and see what points in the spectrum you can detect – it’ll keep you busy while you’re in line for an iPhone 5. And if you bring a few extra glasses you’ll make a ton of friends too.


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