Do you wish that you knew more about the world of wine? Being knowledgeable about wine is a good way to impress your friends. Maybe you are cooking something special. No matter the case, you should keep reading to learn what you need to make it happen.
Go with your gut when considering the wines you want to purchase. For example, if a friend raves about a wine that they love and you know you are not a fan of that particular type, do not run out and purchase any. You might end up giving it away and wasting your money.
Properly store your wine to keep the flavor fresh. Very cold or very hot temperatures could ruin the taste. Try to keep wine at around 50 degrees as a rule of thumb. Either purchase a wine cooler or store them in your basement for best results.
Buy one bottle of wine when you want to sample it. Since there are a wide variety of wines, you won’t know which ones are to your liking until you try them. It is smart to get just one bottle rather than an entire case.
Trust your instincts when you purchase wine. A lot of experts say that one wine is superior because of the winery or region, but ultimately it’s up to your own tastes. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that all inexpensive wines are bad. Consume the flavors and brands that please your own taste buds.
Consider joining an online wine forum. There are many great ones that are great places to get ideas from and interact with others that are passionate about wine. Before joining, first look over the boards to see if it’s for you.
Serve your wine at the right temperature to get the most flavor from each glassful. Red wines are best served at 60Â°F. Begin serving your wine when the temperature registers at 58 degrees since it will warm a bit in the glass. White wines should be served at 47Â° for the best flavor. Too much warmth can give white wines a dull taste.
If you are going to buy wine for tailgating, buy one that has a screwtop. Caps that just need to be twisted are easier to open and eliminate the need to drag a corkscrew around with you. If you want to bring the wine to another location, re-seal the bottle with the screw top.
Do not believe the myth that all white wines have to be served chilled. Different varieties of white wines taste best at different temperature. Some wines like sauvignon blanc taste good cold, but chardonnay and pinot gris should be served warm.
You should know how to take the label off of a wine bottle carefully by peeling. The simplest method is to get the glue good and hot so it peels easily. You can fill it with boiling water to get it going. Once it is hot enough, use oven mitts to get a corner started.
Now that you have more wine knowledge, you are aware of how beneficial it can be. Now’s the time to put all your new knowledge to good use. Keep doing more research on different wines, try new wines and you will eventually develop an appreciation for good wines.