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Cool Wine Tips You Should Try Out

Jun 14

Cool Wine Tips You Should Try Out

There are many different subtopics that fall under the topic of wine, including food/wine pairings and choosing an occasion-appropriate wine. There are podcasts, blogs and entire websites dedicated to wine appreciation. If you keep learning, you'll become a better sommelier.

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The best way to enjoy wine is responsibly. Know your limits and ensure that you don't overdo it, especially when with guests. While some wine with lunch or dinner is always in good taste, becoming sloppy afterwards due to drunkenness is not. Enjoyed in moderation, wine will be your friend for life.

 

Particularly if you are just discovering wine, don't buy too much of any one thing. You may want to grab several bottles of whatever you enjoy, but as you continue learning more, you are going to start to like different things. You probably won't be interested in the wine that you enjoyed several months ago.

 

Bring along your wine resources with you to the store. There is so much information on wine out there, and bringing along different source materials can help you make better choices. Items like brochures, magazines, books, and websites have great information to pick the best wine for your plans.

 

Buy one wine bottle to try. There are a ton of wines out there; you do not know what kind you will enjoy. A bottle should always be tried before buying a case.

 

Take a trip out to a vineyard. If there is one located close to you, make it a day trip. If not, consider taking a short vacation to go out and explore. An adventure such as this may help you appreciate and love wine even more than you did before.

 

You can easily make a mulled wine with only a few ingredients. You will need a bottle of red wine such as Merlot, Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon, a peeled and sliced orange, a quality brandy, honey or sugar and a few spices including whole cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Combine your ingredients into a slow cooker. Then, heat for 30 minutes and enjoy!

 

Try something new when you're out to eat. If you pick something your dinner guests do not know, it may also increase your image. They will enjoy the opportunity to try something new.

 

When buying wine for dinner, take into consideration the food you will be serving. As a general rule, red wines pair well with beef based dishes, while white wines work well with seafood and vegetarian dishes. If you are not sure about which wine to pair with your meal, ask at your local wine store to receive a little help.

 

In order to fully taste the wine, you have to be able to smell it. Make sure that your nose is as clear as possible prior to doing a tasting. Once you have the glass in your hand, lean your face down toward it so that your nose is partially in the glass. Make sure you smell using both the right and the left nostril.

 

Now that you have a handle on the basics, it should be simple to expand your knowledge on your own. Even though guidelines exists, it still depends on personal choice. Find out the basics and then how to pair it with food, then you can pick one you love. Make sure you keep this advice in mind also.