5 Hacks To Upgrade Your Wine Drinking Experience
If you often find yourself sitting with a glass of wine, whether it be in the comfort of your home or at a restaurant, then it is time for you to pay heed to this tendency. It is time you get the most out of the wine and enjoy it better. We’ll tell you how.
Yes, we know you swear by that one particular wine brand, but keep in an open mind. There are a lot of wines out there, some good and some bad, give them a shot. Not only will you learn more and appreciate wines, improve your palate but you may just find your new favorite wine as well.
Read the Label
Don’t just pick up the first bottle you see. Take the time to read the label – it has more than just the name and MRP. You will be amazed how much that strip of paper can tell you – grapes, country, producer, vintage, etc. It reaps benefits to pay attention to these details to gain insight into the wine.
The Right Glass
If you’re serious about wines, its high time you invested in a set of good stemware. Clear crystal glasses are considered the best because of its clarity and thickness. Make sure the stem is long enough for you to hold it comfortably and a bowl with a tapering mouth. Needless to say, never hold a wine glass from the bowl but the stem otherwise you take the risk of the wine becoming warm.
It is perfectly acceptable to drink a wine without decanting it, but if you’re serious about the beverage it is always a good idea to invest in a decanter. They also look very nice a show piece in a room. Allowing oxygen to seep into wine works wonders for its aromas and flavors, especially when it comes to red wines.
Best way to enjoy wines are to drink them at the right temperatures. It is always a good idea to chill wines in India, irrespective of either red and white wine. An hour to an hour and a half in the refrigerator is more than enough to bring the wines to right drinking temperature. Chilling the wine down mutes the alcohol which otherwise will hit you hard when you take a sip.
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