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.
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.