Every Friday, Certified Sommelier Mario Luna joins forces with Wine Geographic for a feature dedicated to wine education! This week it’s all about aciiiiiid, man!
Acid in wine is a funny thing: too little and a wine feels fat and flabby, but too much acidity will put your mouth on burn notice. Some wine experts will tell you that there is a “perfect” level of acidity that wine should have (by the way, sommeliers are notorious acid hounds – we just love us some zippy wine! Probably because our palates are pretty much shot at the end of a long shift tasting big, bold, tannic reds), but acidity in wine runs the gamut, and finding a white wine you love may be as simple as realizing how much acidity your palate can take. Mario explains it better above…
- Trimbach Gewurtztraminer 2012, $21 – BUY ME
- Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2014, $23 – BUY ME
- Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc 2015, $37 – BUY ME
Is there a topic you want Mario to cover? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll do our best to film an answer in the weeks to come.
Mario Luna is a Certified Sommelier and owner of Mario Luna Somm, a company dedicated to “Developing the Sommelier in You” through online wine courses, blogs, and other user-friendly content. He lives in Las Vegas where, in addition to working on the famous Las Vegas Strip, he serves as a consultant for large-scale wine events, specialty shops, and all kinds of wine tastings. You can contact Mario at his website or check out his courses here.