Wine can be found all around you, whether it is in a restaurant, a social function or the liquor store. Sometimes buying or drinking wine can be frustrating. This article will help you navigate the labyrinth of wine culture without hitting any dead ends.
Your gut will tell you which wine to buy. For example, if you have a friend that tells you they love a wine and you don’t enjoy it, don’t spend any money on it. You’ll just be wasting money with a purchase that you thought you would dislike anyway.
Windex is a great tool to rid the stains that you get from wine. Windex is more effective than water and soap when it comes to eradicating wine stains. Use it right away to ensure the stain comes out.
Store wine properly to maintain its flavor. Very cold or very hot temperatures can harm the flavor of wines. Keep the wines between 50 and 55 degrees to get optimal results. There are wine refrigerators for this, or you can keep them stored in your basement.
The warnings for sulfite on wine labels should not scare you. American distributors are required to place these warnings on their labels. In rare instances, sulfites may cause an allergic reaction to certain individuals.
Are you going to a tailgate event where you want to serve wine? If so, buy wines with a screw top. This option is far more casual and convenient; there is no need for a corkscrew, and the bottle can be opened quickly and easily between pours. Once the party is over, they can easily be resealed, whereas replacing a cork doesn’t provide a tight seal.
Before storing wine, you should know that not all wines age well. It is best to determine if the variety of wine you purchased will stay useful if you store it, even in ideal conditions. Bordeaux is an example of wine that ages well.
Now that you know more about wine, you should be able to navigate the wine store or wine menu with ease. You now have sound knowledgable about the wine and will not be confused. In record time, you will be a connoisseur thanks to the fast education!