Dr. Vinny's Top 5 Questions of 2021

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Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.

While 2021 might have been a year to forget, I’m so grateful for the moments we shared together, when you asked me questions about etiquette, the fundamentals of wine, what confuses you and tips on making you sound like an expert.

Below are the most-viewed questions you asked last year. I’m so inspired by your questions, and every year I learn more as I try to guide you all through your wine journeys. Here’s to another year of raising our glasses together and having a few laughs along the way.

What does it mean to say a wine is “dry”? And which wines are driest?

Do vacuum pumps work for preserving wine?

Are sulfates and sulfites in wine the same thing?

Will my wines get too cold in the garage?

Is it OK to drink wine if the cork crumbles and falls into the wine?

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