If you do not know the proper way to couple wine with a meal you are not alone. Most of us do not really know what wine will complement our fish best or what goes with dessert. The information that follows will help you understand and enjoy wine more.
Inexpensive wine can be quite enjoyable. Chile is one great region for affordable wine options. Many of their wines are prices reasonably. You should try their Cabernet’s and perhaps a Sauvignon Blanc. Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa also offer great prices on great wines.
It is not true that every white wine must served chilled. Each white wine is a different taste and texture, so different temperatures are necessary. Some wines such as sauvignon blanc should be served cold but a chardonnay or a pinot will taste better at room temperature.
A great wine tip you should know about is how to successfully peel off the label of any wine bottle. The best way to do this is to put the bottle in a hot oven and, using oven mitts, peel the label off after the bottle has warmed up for several minutes.
Make a point to have fun when experimenting with different wines. Take the time to appreciate the different flavors or aromas of the wines you drink, and try serving a wine you enjoy with different foods to see what works best. Wine is meant to be enjoyed so make sure you test all your options so you can truly enjoy it.
A lot of people want to drink wine after dinner, try a dessert wine. California Port makes for a good dessert wine. So does Champagne and the Italian Moscato. If possible, drink it with others in front of a warming fireplace or on the patio with good conversation.
The most obvious differences between red and white wines are the grapes they are made from and their colors. Violet-purple grapes produce wines that have a strong body. Light colored and flavored wines are generally created using green grapes. That’s the basics between the two, but there are so many more differences.
Desserts can be easily complimented with a number of different wines. Usually, dessert wines are sweeter than wines that are served with a meal. Port wines such as tawny port and ruby port offer a natural sweetness that compliments most chocolates and desserts. If you want to greatest flavor, be sure they’re served at about 55 degrees.
As we said before, it is not easy to pick a wine to go with food. But, by using the tips above, you stand a good chance of succeeding each and every time. Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be good to go.