It’s not surprising that wine has been around for many years and continues to be enjoyed to this day. You may tell others that you’re not a wine fan, but is this purely because you have yet to try a wine type that you like? The following article has some basic information that you can use when making your next wine selection.
Learn about your wine shop. As you can imagine, each location differs significantly. Each market has different varieties, prices and general focus of wines. If you are new to wine, you may want to start with a smaller wine shop. Find a store with a selection that corresponds to your needs.
Properly store your wine to keep the flavor fresh. Very cold or very hot temperatures could ruin the taste. Around 50-55 degrees is the optimum temperature for wine storage. Your basement might work, or buy a fridge for just wine.
Consider having a wine cellar to make sure your wines last the life span that they’re made for. This is especially important if you have expensive wine that you want to have sometime in the future and cannot store it in your kitchen. A wine cellar gives you the ability to store wines for a long time, even years, while maintaining the wines’ qualities.
Use different glasses for red and white wine. White wines prefer a narrower wine glass, which prevents too much warm air from reaching the surface of the wine. Red wine likes air and a wide glass. The wider opening allows more air into contact with the wine, warming it and waking up the flavors.
As mentioned earlier, wine dates back several millenia. It can be hard to find the best wine for your tastes, but when you are persistent and patient, it is possible. Keep the information you’ve learned here in mind during your next wine purchase, and it will be much easier.