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Swirl the splash of wine, or not?

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Swirl the splash of wine, or not?

crumpet | Feb 25, 2003 02:05 PM

Recently while dining in LA, a sommelier, after pouring a splash of wine from the $160 bottle I ordered politely said, "I suggest you not swirl." He went on to explain something about "negative elements" being stirred up by swirling the splash (not a glass of wine, just the small amount of wine given to the patron to test the bottle). This has never happened to me before. Do you swirl the splash?

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