Wine has been around forever! If you don’t like the taste of wine, that may be because you have not tried the right kind. The piece that follows instructs you on wine fundamentals, helping you select the perfect bottle.
Keep in mind that the color of the wine is not always the same as color of the grapes that are used to make it. The color results from the process of wine making and it is the skin of the grape used in the process that gives an individual wine its final color.
Do you need a wine all your guests will enjoy? Instead of choosing a rare wine people might not appreciate, choose a Beaujolais, a Chilean, a Sauvignon or a Cava from Spain. These wines are easy to find and offer enough diversity to remain interesting for connoisseurs without making novices feel like they are sophisticated enough to enjoy the wine.
Don’t shy away from joining a discussion forum online. Also, you can speak with people who have a passion for wine. Prior to signing up, check out the board to make sure it “fits” you.
If you have an increase in headaches following meals, do not drink so much wine. Wine has sulfite, an ingredient that increases the chances of headaches. It is best to only drink in moderation.
Expensive wines should not be your exclusive choice. If you are really looking to find new wines that meet your tastes you should experiment with wines from all price points and ratings. Sticking with expensive wines is a waste of money and could prevent you from finding the perfect wine for you.
If you want to visit a winery, you should know that the wine you buy and bring home will not taste like the wine you tried at the winery. The wine offered to visitors is often never put into bottles and the wine you buy will change during your trip home.
If you are new to selecting wines, start off at a store that carries bottles under $20. Wine shops geared toward connoisseurs may have a lot of expensive and confusing choices. Opt for the lower priced wine until you’ve found your favorite flavor and then take it from there.
No two stores are exactly the same, so when you are hunting for that perfect wine, know what you that perfect wine is and know what the stores are serving. Reading the latest reviews and offerings from the local selections helps give you a better feel for what lies within their cellar. Knowing what the store offers will help narrow down the selection process to a few names that work!
Always use proper stemware when serving a good wine. Your stemware must be clean and look sharp; if it does not, even a quality wine will seem cheap. If your stemware is outdated or chipped, it’s time to get newer pieces.
Try purchasing different wines to find ones that you enjoy. Don’t be afraid to mix things up a bit; over time, a lack of variation becomes dull and predictable. Mix up both the type and the regional original of the wines you select. Not only will you spice things up, you might also discover a new favorite that is more affordable than your old go-to bottle.
As the beginning of this piece discussed, wine has been around for a long time. It can be hard to find the best wine for your tastes, but when you are persistent and patient, it is possible. Remember all of the information here when you go out to buy a bottle.