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Become A Wine Snob With These Tips

May 13

Become A Wine Snob With These Tips

Wine has made its way into our lives for centuries and there are so many things you can learn about this great tasting drink. Getting the facts right is only half the fun and learning about how to serve, taste or enjoy wine can make your night complete. The following article will focus on some great tips that will help you enjoy your next bottle of wine!

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All wines do not taste good while at the same temperature. White wines are better when they are cold, while red wines should be a little below room temperature. Drinking them at the wrong temperature can change the way they are supposed to take, which may change your overall opinion.

 

Increase the shelf life of your wine by using a wine cellar. This is particularly useful if you've got expensive wines that you don't want to store in the kitchen. Wine cellars help to preserve the quality of the wine over long periods of time.

 

You can make amazing pairings with your favorite wine. For example, you can pair a Chardonnay with either Gouda or Provolone. For stronger cheeses, such as Cheddar, opt for a Cabernet such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc. Zinfandel wines go beautifully with the more delicate cheeses such as Feta and Gouda.

 

Keep your reds and whites in proper glasses. A narrow glass is perfect for whites, keeping warm air away from the drink. Reds are better in a wide glass. You will get more air in the wine this way and it will warm up.

 

If you plan on pairing a wine with lasagna, try going with red wine. The higher acidity in these types of wines pair quite well with the tomato sauce that is usually in lasagna. Many lasagnas have ingredients like green peppers, and the flavor of a red wine can accentuate them.

 

Take notes on any wine you try. if you are really getting into wines, you'll be tasting dozens of them over the course of the year, easily. It can be tough to keep track of what your impressions are on certain bottles, especially if they shared many similarities with only subtle differences. Making notes will help keep you on track.

 

The main difference between white and red wines are the colors and types of the grapes used. Purple grapes are used in red wine. Green grapes, which are lighter and tend to be somewhat crisp, are used in making white wines. This is only where the differences begin, but it is the foundation of the two most popular wines.

 

If you are serving your wine, you need to have good wine glasses. Glassware should be clean, well rinsed and dry to improve the appearance and allow the natural flavor to come through. Chipped or ugly glasses should be ditched in favor of new glasses.

 

As you've just read, there are so many facts and tips you may not have known about wine. What you've just learned is just the tip of the iceberg and there are many more out there! Use what you've discovered from this article to make your next gathering or family meal complete with a bottle of your favorite wine.