Wednesday, September 11, 2013

HotBytes review: What’s a Brix?

Grilled pork chop at Brix. LEO photo by Ron Jasin.
So, what's a Brix? Let's ask the Intertubes!

"Degrees Brix (symbol °Bx) is the sugar content of an aqueous solution. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution and represents the strength of the solution as percentage by weight (% w/w). If the solution contains dissolved solids other than pure sucrose, then the °Bx only approximates the dissolved solid content."

Right! I knew that! Well, I knew the gist of it, anyway. You see, "brix" is wine-geek talk of the highest order, viticultural trade jargon you don't really need to know at all, unless you're the boss of a vineyard.
It's the kind of word that separates insiders (who know it's pronounced "bricks") from the rest of us, who probably think it's French and would say it "bree" if we thought about it at all.

But hey. There are no wine snobs here, and there are certainly none that I could discern at Brix Wine Bar. There's plenty of wine around, though!

Read my full review on LouisvilleHotBytes, and  in LEO Weekly.

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Brix Wine Bar
12418 Lagrange Road
243-1120
www.brixlouisville.com