cf. The Fire Lizard blog 11.18.11 entry http://​​/2011/11/18/​steve-kalecs-slovenian-wine​-stone/ #comments wine diamonds​wiki/Tartaric_acid "stereochemistry: Naturally occurring tartaric acid is chiral, meaning that it has molecules that are non-superimposable on their mirror-images & a useful raw material in organic chemistry for synthesis of other chiral molecules." ... "a muscle toxin, ... in high doses causes paralysis and death. The median lethal dose (LD50) is about 7.5 grams/kg for a human"

Touquinheiras 2007 Alvarinho

Portugal, Vinhos Verdes, Southern Minho River
cut cork stopper, very dry cork in narrow neck, no dimple
Vineyard: Touquinheiras
Color: White
Year: 2007
Country: Portugal
Logged on: 2010-06-23
Region: Vinhos Verdes
Sub Region: Southern Minho River
Grape: Alvarinho
Alcohol Content: 11.5
Date Drank: 2010-06-23
Price: $ 3.29
Size: Bottle 750ml
Purchase Location: Grocery Store
Purchase Location Name: Big Lots
Taste: Sweet, very floral
Finish: Some tannin, fades fast, a little lingering mineral
Nose: Some citrus
Appearance: Very pale
Positives: inexpensive
Negatives: mild and unnoteworthy
Buy Again? Yes


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