July Did You Know

Did You Know?

As the weather gets warmer, it is important to keep your wine stash in mind.
Wine can “cook” in the heat. Wine will change as it is exposed to heat and it doesn’t destroy wine evenly. Tannins can become more pronounced and taste tangy and astringent. Instead of a smooth mouthfeel; wine can feel rough on the palate. Often the wine loses its fruit flavors and becomes secondary to unpleasant acidity.
Wine corks can push due to too much exposure to heat, such as being in a warm car.            Damage can begin at a temperature of 75 degrees. Without air conditioning, it's                unfortunately too easy to let wine cook as temperatures hit 80 degrees and beyond.              Prolonged exposure such as a week long heat wave or full day in a car can decimate wine. Damage often happens in transit, so if you are traveling, keep the wine in the passenger  compartment of the car or in a cooler with ice.  
When out wine tasting in the warm weather, do not hesitate to bring wine purchases into the tasting rooms. Many wineries will even hold your wine until the end of the day so it won’t accidentally be ruined in a hot car.

Tasting Room Hours
Thursday - Monday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mitchella Vineyard & Winery
2525 Mitchell Ranch Way
Paso Robles, CA 93466
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