It's hard enough for some people to make the transition to actually spitting out the wine, but when they finally do, they're faced with the daunting task of actually getting it in the bucket, which is harder than it looks, especially at crowded wine tastings where they're just as likely to get it all over themselves or someone else than the bucket.
Thanks to a tip from Professor Bainbridge, I'm happy to provide a lesson in spitting wine courtesy of Michael Steinberger in Slate Magazine this week. Despite the surface silliness of writing a column on how to spit, it really is a good lesson in a skill that easily differentiates the novice from the professional wine taster.
Enjoy, and remember to practice with water first.
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