There is nothing more beautiful than turning the glass full of wine by holding it by the stem (we are drinking wine in a goblet … TRUE?)
In reality there would be a million other more interesting things to do, but I don’t think I need to digress.
We turn the glass, move the wine and we start looking at the so-called “tears” of the wine, fantasizing about what incredible and profound meaning those strange arches that form on the transparent glass wall can have. Poetic phrases also come to mind.
No, not me. I am thirsty. Never mind.
There are no strange meanings in those arches, in reality everything is well explained by the Marangoni effect. (my thirst, on the other hand, is explained by my degree of “drunkyardness”).
In the thin film of liquid flowing on the glass, the alcoholic part, less dense, evaporates and consequently the remaining liquid part increases its density. This causes it to fall downwards forming the arches.
It involves the alcohol that evaporates, the temperature to make it evaporate, and the glass on which the rest of the wine flows.
There are enough variables to be able to say that wine bows mean little more than nothing.
The arches, the tears, are more evident in the presence of a lot of alcohol, but also if the temperature of the room or the glass is higher.
It is also useless to stare at a glass if it has been washed with rinse aid, other chemical stuff or is worn by washing sponges and stains.
And then, it is useless to look at the tears of the wine and hope to understand something. Better to study the smells of the wine, the defects and drink a lot.
Indeed, it is better to drink a lot.
Yes, that’s the best thing to do.