Good wines are everywhere, grocery stores, restaurants and liquor stores. That being said, all of the choices can become overwhelming. If you want to jump into the world of wine, the following piece is for you.
Know your way around your wine store. Every store is different. Each shop offers you unique selections and varied pricing. If you’re just starting to learn about wine, you probably want to stay away from expensive wine shops. Make sure you select a wine shop that is suitable to your needs.
Attend wine tastings. Not only are they fun, but they will open your eyes to new wine choices. Make the wine tasting a social event. Bring some friends along and make sure to have a designated driver. Wine can help solidify the friendship and introduce new acquaintances to a world of flavor and delight.
Storage is key to keeping wine fresh. Having too hot or too cold temperatures can damage the flavors of any wines. Store your wine at a temperature of 50 to 55 to get the best taste. You can buy wine refrigerators or put them in the basement.
Get a wine cellar should you wish to make the most of the wine you buy. That is important if you get pricey wine you don’t want to keep in the kitchen but want to drink eventually. A cellar keeps wine fresh for a long time.
Consider joining an online wine forum. Some excellent ones are available, and they provide you with a great place to chat with others and find out which wines may be worth trying. Prior to joining a board, read some of the posts to see if it’s a good fit.
Your wine will taste better if it is served at the ideal temperature. The temperature of red wine should be at approximately 60 degrees in order for the flavor to really shine. Start with your wine at 58 degrees to allow warming in the glass. Wine is best at 47 degrees. White wines that are too warm often lose their crisp flavor.
Prior to storing wine away for long time periods, keep in mind that certain wines do not age well. Make sure that the variety you have chosen will store well before you buy more than a couple bottles. Bordeaux is an example of something that you can invest in a case of as it stores well for many years.
Now that you know more about wine, you should be able to navigate the wine store or wine menu with ease. You can enjoy your wine more easily with your guests or on your own. You’re on your way to becoming a wine connoisseur right now!