You know that friend everyone has that seems to know about all of life’s finer things? Do you want to have that same knowledge at your fingertips? There is a lot to learn about wine and you also need some time to develop your own appreciation for this beverage. Sophistication is yours to have just by reading on.
If you are having fish or seafood for your dinner, drink a Pinot Grigio. This can boost the flavor of your food. Ocean dishes are also complemented by other white wines. White wine is great with seafood.
If you tend to get headaches after drinking wine, you should drink wine less often. Wine has sulfites in it which can cause headaches sometimes when they are consumed. It is best to only drink in moderation.
For the best flavor, be sure to serve wine at the proper temperature. Red wine is best and more flavorful at about 60 degrees. Start at 58 degrees so warming can occur. White wines should be kept at 47 degrees. They don’t taste good if they are too warm.
Keep your reds and whites in proper glasses. Narrow glasses are used for white wine because it helps to prevent warm air from making contact with the wine. Reds, though, should be in wider glasses with broad mouths. A wider glass will let more air get into the glass, awakening the flavor as it reaches the air.
If you plan to drink your wine at a casual event away from home, you should get a bottle that does not need a corkscrew. It is easier to use than a cork, and you do not need a wine opener. You can also reclose the wine with a screw top, whereas a cork may not be as secure.
Try new things when buying wine! The best method of learning all about different wines is experimenting. Pick a wine that is recommended. Preferably by a store worker or by an advertisement that you see in store or on TV. You might just stumble on a new gem.
Not every white whine needs to be chilled before serving. Different types of white wines have unique textures and weights, making each one different with regards to ideal serving temperature. White wine is good while cold, while other wines maximize their taste when warm.
There are many types of wine, and not all should be aged. Find out what sort of longevity it has under the conditions you have to offer. Bordeaux is an example of something that you can invest in a case of as it stores well for many years.
You can learn a lot from experts, but do not follow every single one of their recommendations. A wine expert always knows they may be wrong. What they like might not be what you like. Your own opinion on a wine is more valuable than what experts have to say about it.
If you want to be a true wine connoisseur, you need to know how to remove the label from a wine bottle. The simplest method is to get the glue good and hot so it peels easily. You can fill it with boiling water to get it going. Once it is hot enough, use oven mitts to get a corner started.
This advice will make you a wine master. Start sampling wines and talking to others about the subject. You’ve just learned the basics and could be on your way to becoming an expert.