You might think that drinking wine is a complicated task that requires a great deal of knowledge about different types of wine and their characteristics, but in fact, you don’t need to know much to appreciate the best that wine has to offer. In this article, we’ll discover together how to drink wine and enjoy it without knowing all the details about it.
1- Basic Wine Information
Before you start drinking wine, it’s important to know some basic information. Wines are classified into different types depending on their sugar, alcohol, and tannin content. The sweetest wines are “white” and the driest are “transparent”. All wines have a color “mood”, which can be white, rosé, or red. Red wines are the most popular and have a more intense color than whites, due to the fermentation process.
2- Myths and Curiosities About Wine
There are many myths about wines, which makes the selection process more complicated. The first myth is that wine is better the more expensive it is. The price should not be the deciding factor, it is more important to evaluate the quality of the wine. Another myth is that red wine is stronger than white, but this is not true, both can have the same amount of alcohol. Another misconception is that all red wines are served warm and all white wines are served chilled. The idea is to serve the wine at the right temperature, as this contributes to the best possible use of the flavor.
3- How to Choose the Right Wine
Now that you know some basic information about wine, it’s time to learn how to choose the right wine for every occasion. The first tip is always to try a new wine to discover new flavors. The greater the variety of wines you try, the easier it will be to choose the one that best suits your preference. You must also take into account the menu that will be served. If the dinner is lighter, like salads, it is better to opt for a lighter and fresher wine. If dinner is more flavorful, opt for a wine that is more intense and full of flavor. Another important tip is that wines should accompany the type of meat you are serving. If it’s white meat, like chicken or fish, opt for lighter wines. If it’s red meat, opt for wines with more body and more intense flavors.
4- The Last Taster
One of the most important things when choosing a wine is to remember to leave the last word to the last taster, that is, you. Everyone’s taste is unique and you should choose the wine that suits you best. Don’t worry about what others think. What is important is that you enjoy the tasting experience, relaxing and savoring the wine with your palate in all its details.
Drinking wine takes experience and knowledge, but you don’t have to be an expert to appreciate this style of drinking. With some basic information, curiosities, and myths, we prepared this article to teach you how to choose the right wine for every occasion.
So, are you ready to try several wines and choose the best one for each occasion? There is no rule or right recipe for this, it is important to let the last taster have the last word and choose the wine that pleases him the most. Let’s do a Winery Tour. Good tasting!