Do you know everything there is to know about wine? Probably not, which is proof that everyone can learn something new by giving this article a look. What do you still need to know? Keep on reading to learn more facts about this delicious friend.
If you are really passionate about wine, you should consider visiting a vineyard. You will learn a lot about how wine is made, what makes a flavor unique and even get a chance to witness the production of your favorite wine if you visit a vineyard during the right season.
Sulfite warnings shouldn’t frighten you. American manufacturers often have warning labels concerning sulfates, but in reality all wines have them. Sulfites may trigger allergic reactions however, you needn’t worry about this if you’ve never experienced such reactions before.
Some wine does not age well, so realize this before you store wine away for a long time. Check the shelf life of the particular wine to find out how long you can store it before the flavor is negatively affected. Bordeaux, for example, ages very well.
If you are venturing into trying new wines, it is better to get an experimental bottle over a whole case. Given the wide variety of wines and styles out there, single educational bottles are a great idea whenever drinking something new for the first time. If you like the taste, move up to a half-case.
When serving wine for parties, open the Merlot and Cabernet a half hour before the party starts. This will allow the wine to make contact with the air and start “opening up.” As reds are exposed to the air, oxygen allows the tannin and flavors to activate and become more robust.
Wine will make all foods taste wonderful, and help you unwind. Knowing more about wine can be extremely beneficial, and hopefully you now understand why. Use the above information to get more out of your wine drinking experience.