Walking into a wine store sometimes intimidates novices since there is such a huge selection. Wines can range from tart to sweet, and red to white. Keep reading for some guidance toward choosing and serving good wine.
Serve wine at the proper temperature in order to coax the best flavor from each glass. It is best to serve a red wine at 60 degrees. Start at 58 degrees so warming can occur. With white wine, go further down to about 47 degrees. Allowing wine to warm too much will give it a taste that some people do not find to be very palatable.
If you are going tailgating, look for wine with a screw top. This can save you some time because they are easier to open, and you will not need to remember a corkscrew. The best part is that there is less risk that your bottle will spill when you are transporting it back home.
Various factors determine the proper temperature for white wines. There are many different textures among white wines, and they each respond best at various temperatures. Sauvignon blanc generally tastes best chilled, but others, like chardonnay, are more flavorful when they are closer to room temperature.
Listen to the advice of wine experts, but don’t take their opinion as gospel. Any reputable wine expert readily acknowledges fallibility. They might not have the same tastes as you. So, never take an expert’s word on a wine over your own taste.
Try to have fun with your wine and the different tastes that you have available. Take time to really taste the wine, experiencing and enjoying each flavor. Try to pair a wine with a certain type of food. Enjoy yourself — wine’s purpose is to help you feel good.
As we said before, this can be hard because there are a ton to pick from. Ideally, you should now feel a bit more confident when the time comes to choose the perfect wine. Remember the tips you read in this article, and your confidence about wine will increase.