Wine can be found at virtually any event or gathering where there are people. Sometimes buying or drinking wine can be frustrating. If you want some clarity about wine, this article can help you sort through the information.
Do not drink wine every night if you frequently get headaches. Wines contain sulfites, and this may be the cause of these headaches. Drink less and enjoy it more.
Sparkling wines and champagnes must be served very cold. The full flavor will not be imparted if these wines are served at room temperature. Keep champagne in the fridge if you want it to stay cool for long periods of time.
The grape type and color used is what determines the difference between different types of wine. Purple grapes are used in red wine. White wines are made from green grapes, making the wine crisper and lighter. These are the basic discrepancies between the two.
Serve your wine in beautiful, elegant stemware that fits the type of wine and the occasion. Glassware should be clean, well rinsed and dry to improve the appearance and allow the natural flavor to come through. If your stemware has chips or is out of date, it’s time to go shopping.
Vintage refers to the year when a wine’s grapes were harvested, not when the wine was produced. A 2010 wine would have grapes harvested in autumn of 2010, for example. After the grapes were harvested, they were fermented and aged and then the bottling occurred. The wine may not have been on store shelves for a couple of years.
The Internet can be a wonderful resource to teach yourself anything you would like to know about wine. Use these pages to find your new favorite wine, and print out any that you can carry with you to local stores. Compare your own notes, ask employees for input, and don’t let lack of knowledge make you buy a bad bottle.
When you are at a wine tasting, first, tilt the glass to see the wine’s color. Next, swirl the glass lightly and breathe in the full aroma of the wine. Next is when you take a small taste and then spit it back out.
When you are shopping for wine, get to know the servers or clerks at your favorite establishments. By taking the time to know the person waiting on you, you are more likely to get better deals and recommendations in the future because the server will want to make you happy.
Now that you’ve become a bit more educated about wine, you’re well on your way towards making a good wine selection the next time such an occasion should arise. You can then serve wine to your guests without getting frustrated. You can be a fan of fine wine in little time with these tidbits.