Wine experts have a very simple tip for making your cheap bottle of supermarket wine taste better 4 years ago

Wine experts have a very simple tip for making your cheap bottle of supermarket wine taste better

Supermarket shelves are stacked with cheap bottles of wine.

A £5 bottle is obviously easier on the pocket than a vintage drop from a posh wine merchants - but the cheaper option often brings with it an inferior taste.

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Of course, the obvious solution would be to splash out and buy a proper bottle of wine or not drink at all, but what's the fun in that?

Earlier this year, we heard of one handy hack on how to make a cheap wine taste better which surprisingly, simply demands of us to throw the wine into a blender. Huh.

But now there's a new theory.

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According to The Wall Street JournalNathan Myrhvold, a technology officer at Microsoft advised adding just a few grains of salt would balance out any uneven flavours in a wine.

Nathan first thought of this when drinking a Cabernet (while sitting beside Gina Gallo of Gallo winery) and wishing it was more savoury, thus adding a pinch of salt to his glass and enjoying the benefits. Gina tried it after and approved.

After telling his friends of his bizarre tip, they all found adding salt to wine tasted far better than before.

Who'd have guessed it?

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Having a night in tonight? Grab your pennies, get a bottle and a pinch of salt, and Bob's your uncle.

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