Wine is an asset to many different gatherings and events. If you know the proper way to present and care for your wine, it can greatly influence the experience others have while consuming it. If you do not know much about wine but are willing to learn, check out these tips for the wine novice or anyone who wants to learn more about the subject.
A Pinot Grigio is something that pairs very well with a seafood dinner. This wine draws out the food’s flavor. Other white wines can be paired with seafood. Seafood along with white wine are great and can make any meal a real treat.
It pays to follow your gut instincts as you try new wines. For instance, if a friend loves a certain wine but you don’t like it so much, don’t buy some just to look good. If you do this, you may just throw your money away on a drink that you would never have enjoyed in the first place.
If you get wine on a beloved shirt, get some Windex. Windex attacks and eradicates wine stains right away, and does a much better job than using soap and water. Attack the stain as soon as you can, because if you wait too long, the stain will set in.
To make the most of each glass of wine, make sure you serve it up at its optimum temperature. Red wines are best when they are served at about 60 degrees. Allow your red wine to be around 58 degrees a few minutes before you serve so that room temperature can warm it to 60 degrees right before you serve it. White wines are best served at 47 degrees. White wines taste dull when they are too warm.
Don’t be afraid of sulfite warnings. Understand that every single wine contains some sulfite; however, in America, it is a law for distributors to including a sulfite warning. In rare cases, sulfites cause severe allergic reactions. However, if sulfites haven’t bothered you before, they shouldn’t now.
The right class is key to enjoying wine. The white wine glass is designed to keep the liquid cool, and thus is narrower. Wide glasses are preferable when you are serving red wine. A wide glass allows air to touch red wine and enhance its flavors.
Be very experimental when you are purchasing wine. Sampling a wine is one of the best — not to mention tastiest — ways to learn about a country or winery. Recommended wines by shop owners or even regional wines can be good. You might just stumble on a new gem.
As you can see, a simple bottle of wine can enhance any social gathering. There is still so much to learn about this classical beverage, but it can all be enjoyed over a bottle of wine. Use what you’ve just learned to ensure that your next wine tasting or drinking session is a success.