The right bottle of wine can truly set the mood and lighten your party or any special occasions on hand. But, it pays to take the time to learn about choosing, storing and serving your wine properly. Keep reading to find out all you have to know about wine.
Attend all the wine tastings you can. This will allow you to find wines that you may love. Turn it into a social gathering. If you know anyone else who is curious about wine or loves it, invite them as well. You might enhance your existing friendships while getting into a new pastime, all at once.
Wine makes for a beautiful beef sauce. To make simply add a small amount of butter to a saucepan along with your favorite red wine. Allow sauce to simmer a bit to thicken up and cook out some of the alcohol. Finally, lightly drizzle the sauce on your beef entree.
For the best flavor, be sure to serve wine at the proper temperature. Red wines are best served at 60Â°F. Allow your red wine to be around 58 degrees a few minutes before you serve so that room temperature can warm it to 60 degrees right before you serve it. White wine should be served at approximately 47 degrees. Serving a white wine too warm can result in a dull taste.
Keep reds and whites in their respective glasses. White wine like a small narrow glass, air cannot get to it. Reds, however, are best in a wider, large-mouthed glass. That allows for plenty of air to touch the wine surface, warming the wine and developing flavor as it works with the air.
Clearly, enjoying wine is about so much more than you may have previously thought. Selecting, storing and serving it is a complex process. Your next gathering may not go so well if you ignore all of this information. By learning about wine, you can impress your guests at your next gathering.