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Reduction Redux

By Sophie Barrett

Sophie Barrett recently had an email chat with Chad Stock, the grand experimenter over at Omero and Minimus on the relevant topic of… reduction.

Chad in Oregon, June 2017.

Is there a difference between the matchstick reduction of white/sparkling wines and the poop-y reduction of natural reds?

Yes there is a difference. Sulfide chemistry is incredibly complex and although there are known paths of chemical reactions, think domino effect, there are many unknown paths, which are indirect and/or not understood. In the case of both the matchstick and the poop, you are talking about understood direct reactions that are well documented.