There are things we need to spend more effort to keep safe, and one of those is our beloved collection. When you are a wine collector, you should know that providing proper storage is the key to making sure they last longer. It is not enough to store them in a cabinet in the corner of the house. They are not decorations or displays for amusement. Continue reading “How To Properly Store Wines”
When we talk about the science of wines, there is always this segregation of the expensive and the cheap ones. Of course, we know that there is a considerable difference to its processes, types, and quality of fruits, as well as bottling and preservation. But have you ever wonder whether these differences entirely make sense? Let’s try and understand the whole part of this interesting comparison.
Wine has been part of the human experience since ancient history. It is not just a fun and enjoyable beverage because it is something especially served only for specific occasions back in the days. People do not drink it to get drunk. But they are also not drinking it for its flavor either. Wine is a symbol of status and power in ancient times. Perhaps that is because of its effort in creating even a glass of it. But after thousands of years, wines became so popular in the world that it reached its potential to become one of the popular alcoholic drinks up until today. Perhaps that is due to with its longer preservation that the better taste it gets.
Expensive wines are from high-grade and better-shaped grapes. They go through an extensive process of selection piece by piece. The healthier grapes are handled more carefully to help in warding off bad flavors that come from the damaged or rotten ones. The grapes are fermented with the best yeast as well. Same as the process, high-quality barrels handle this aging course because it will add more impact to the wine flavor. For example, those barrels made from oak trees which grow in quality over time. The high-quality barrels reduce acidity and tannins to allow a fruitier flavor instead of having a bitter-tasting one. As you can see, the rates of wines can go up to $2 to $5 per bottle in a year depending on the factors such as type of barrel wood, place of aging, and soil composition of the region. But is it worth it?
Some studies show people can never identify which better tasting wine is more expensive than the other. That gives the impression that all wines taste the same regardless of its price and bottling. Though there are experts in wine tasting, still, the majority of people do not have the same expertise. Therefore, distinguishing which is typically a bit useless at some point. Not to mention the difference in taste buds every person has. There are tendencies that even if the wine has an expensive price tag, chances are; people might never like its taste compared to the cheap ones.
Honestly, people who cannot afford expensive wines often do not care. That is because every flavorful taste is subjective. Who knows? You might spend a thousand dollars in a bottle of wine and end up hating it. You see, it does not mean it has a higher price tag; it will automatically have the great taste. It will all come down to a specific preference.
Have you thought of knowing a lot about wine? That is mainly in allowing the wine to breathe, how it should get stored, or how to drink it properly? And because you know nothing that goes along with proper wine handling, you try and experiment stuff. Now is your chance to stop doing things that you are not sure because I’m giving you helpful information about things you should do with your wine.
Let Your Wine Breathe
Perhaps you also believe that once you opened your wine bottle, the first thing you should do is allow it to rest. Honestly, it depends. Decanting is essential in releasing the wine’s excess sulfur dioxide. It is a vital practice that comes down for more than a couple of decades. The reason for this process is to kill bacteria using a sulfite. But that is not the only reason you have to do it. Sediments are visible in maybe five to ten year older stored wines. Tannins and compounds are falling off from the liquid. These are the biological molecules from the grapes, such as its pigments, sugars, and proteins. So if you do not remove them from the bottle, those particles impact bitter flavor. From there, you will experience the grainy or sandy texture when you drink your wine.
Pair Your Wine With The Right Food
People believe that some food does not go along together. A lot agree that it goes to the selection of wine-food pairing as well. But the truth is, it all depends on the person. Some instances that there is a huge taste difference when comparing wine to some acidic food. Let’s say, for example, cheese. Since wine has quite a bit of alcohol and tannin, the taste of it along with the cheese will clash. Then there’s the drying taste on both the drink and the food. However, it is not always like that. There are some instances that other people’s taste buds will receive no impact at all. Meaning, whatever the food is on the table, it will not affect the taste of the wine as it will still suit his drinking preference.
Serve At The Right Temperature
Have you ever wondered why sometimes white and red wines appear served in different temperatures? That is because the temperature impacts the wines’ flavors. When a wine is too cold, it somehow locks the aroma and its full amount of flavor compounds. When it is warm, it often leaves grainy dust particles. But that is not always the case. Some fruity and aromatic wines are okay with cold and warm temperature. However, you should consider letting it open and rest a bit for about five minutes to improve the wine’s flavorful taste. Doing this with your wine, you will experience a more intense aroma. It will become fresher and fruitier as well.
Perhaps you know that drinking your wine is not the same as drinking any other alcoholic drink. But depending on your preference, you can still have it whenever or whatever you like it.
Drinking a glass of wine a day for longevity is not a secret anymore. Doctors have been prescribing it along with enough exercise and a healthy diet. People are starting to appreciate wine, outweighing the fact that it could be addictive. Red wine has many health benefits. However, people should understand that it is all about drinking moderately. Continue reading “It Calls For A Drink! 15 Health Benefits Of Wine”