what the hell is in the bottom of my wine glass?

So I bought a new Beaujolais at the liquor store last time I was there. I’ll review it tomorrow. But in the mean time something weird happened.

I had a glass the first night. Yay! I had another the second. Yay! The third night, Kevin and I finished it off. We both got to the bottom of our glasses and there was a sludge (for lack of a better term) in our glasses. Like a kinda clear, kinda sugary looking but definitely not an ok kinda thing.

I have never had that before – except in a home brewed wine that is not very good. The wine tasted fine. Better than the first night, actually.

Any guesses as to what that was?

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. niklac
    Jun 11, 2013 @ 22:52:11

    It’s Wine Crystals – beautiful like diamonds just like buried treasure they are pretty to look at but feel weird when eaten. They won’t hurt you! Wine tartrates are considered by many winemakers, sommeliers and academics as a sign of
    quality, indicating that the wine was not over-processed. So admire there beauty next time while sipping your wine.

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  2. Don
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 07:16:25

    Your Beaujolais was likely unfiltered and unfined – a sign of low-intervention winemaking. Sediment helps make up the good stuff in wine, and in your bottle it settled. That sludge is bits of yeast, grape skins, grape pulp and the crystal stuff is tartrates, or wine diamonds.

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  3. sipsinthecity
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 07:33:46

    Nice! Thanks for the help!!

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