A Beginners to The Vino
It is essential to note that most of the people love wine and the wine consumption on the average is almost three gallons per year for every resident. But there is a way in which you can boost your wine knowledge and get on the fun during parties. By the end of this topic, you will discover more tips for enjoying a glass of vino.
One thing that you should know is that glassware matters. It is essential to note that you can drink wine from any glass but when it comes to tasting wine glassware matters. In this case, you will have to pour any wine to a paper cup, wine glass, plastic cup, and a water glass. Then you should close your eyes and take a sip from paper cup, take a minute to taste and savor the wine and then do the same to the other remaining glasses. You will realize a difference in the taste of wine when you reach the wineglass. Therefore, it is essential that you invest in wine glasses which come in six different shapes if you want to enjoy your vino.
Besides, you should understand the varietals. It is essential to note that an overwhelming variety of wine comes from grapes of which there are over 1300 varieties of grapes for commercial production. But you should know that most of the wines come from 100 grape varieties and one of the popular grapes is Cabernet Sauvignon. You find that if a bottle of wine comes from different types of fruit, it will clearly say it on the label and if it just says wine then it comes from grape. Some of the common varietals are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Viognier and many more. Exploring a vineyard is a great way to see a varietal in a glass of wine and to learn about wine tasting.
The other thing is to develop a sense of taste. There are three main things that you should consider in wine tasting and that is a smell, look and taste. In the looks, you should notice the color and take in the hue and intensity of the color. For instance, white wines run from pale straw to deep gold and red wines are pale pink to deep rich red. Then you should swirl the glass and notice the legs which are the runnels of wine down the inside of the glass. It is essential to note that sweet wines with more alcohol content create more legs. You find that wines have different smells such as fruits, coffee, chocolate, cola, cedar, cigars, and many others.