Monthly Archives: September 2013

Essential Oils used in wine appreciation

We teach recognition of aromas to further appreciate and describe wine.

We use many tools to do this.

The kit we use from France has 51 aromas in it, including fresh cut hay, clove, cinnamon, and more.

In the last year, we have begun to heavily use essential oils for wine tastings. Essential oils are defined as “a group of volatile aromatic liquids or semi-solid liquids containing true plant essences”. Besides helping with learning to recognize scents, many have healing benefits, including relieving headaches and fever. The essential oils lemon, represents a scent found in many wines, and the oil itself can help be a cure for hangovers!

For more info on essential oils and their uses,  please visit our sister site, Karma Oils



Taste of the Allegheny 2013

Grape Thoughts is participating in the Taste of the Allegheny on Tuesday, September 17th, from 5pm to 8pm.

Stop by anytime and try some wine samples paired with gourmet pizza from our mobile pizza oven!

To register ($15) visit this page on the Allegheny Valley Chamber of Commerce page.

To see an article on the event in which Grape Thoughts was mentioned visit this link from the Valley News Dispatch