Do you like drinking wine and you want to know the right way of buying, handling, use, and care of your prized wines as well as future acquirements? Then look no further and take note of the various tips and instructions that are right here.
Buying the right wine
There are two options for you to choose: cheap wine for regular use or the more expensive varieties that can be reserved for special occasions. Good wine may be expensive but the advantages it offers is that its taste improves as time goes on. If you don't have the budget to buy wine at its peak in terms of taste, you can actually buy wine of lesser quality and store it. When it reaches its peak, the taste greatly improves.
Storing your wine
Wines are commonly bought for immediate consumption but storing it improves the quality of its taste. This is on the condition that the wine is stored properly. Here are some basic things to keep in mind when storing wine:
- consider what wine you will be storing since not all will improve when stored. - white wines have faster maturing rates - red Burgundy of good quality usually take 6 years to mature, peaking in another 6 years, finally declining in another 6 years. - premature aging can be prevented by storing your collection in a cool dark place with temperatures ranging from 7 to 18 degrees centigrade. - store wine with the bottles tilted to keep the corks wet. This is to prevent the corks from drying which will allow air to enter the wine bottle and affect the taste of the wine.
Pairing wine with food
There aren't clear cut rules on the pairing of wine with food. It largely depends on your taste and mood. Usually, wine is drank from the lighter to the darker ones. Champagne is good for starters while having your appetizers. White wine is ideal with salads as well as light meals. Red wine is a perfect match for steaks and other heavy meals. Port wine on the other hand is a good drink to finish with a chocolate dessert.