Why they may not be true after all....
Debunking wine myths
Myth: Wine legs mean a better wine
Myth: Putting a spoon in Champagne keeps it fizzy
Really, there’s no evidence that proves this. You’re better off using a Champagne stopper.
Although a few people are allergic to sulphites, in most cases, hangovers are caused by dehydration from alcohol, not the sulphites in the wine.
Myth: A wine punt means a better quality wine
This is not a universal rule, and some styles – like Riesling, for example – never have a punt.
Take other factors in to consideration – like acidity, age, oak – rather than just the colour of the wine.
Again, there are other factors to consider. The main rule is don’t go for anything too tannic with fish.
Myth: Pale rosé wine is better
Pale, delicate coloured roses from Provence have grown in popularity, and it’s become a trend for winemakers to try and keep the colour very pale. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that deeper coloured roses are worse quality wines.
Non-Vintage Champagne is generally made to be ready-to drink. Our experts say you can keep it a couple of years but not much longer. Vintage Champagnes are the ones that benefit from some cellaring.