Does the idea of having to pick a bottle of wine fill you with dread? Do you know why Burgundy and Merlot are different? All you need to do to shop confidently is learn the basics. The following advice will be of great assistance.
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You should serve wine at its ideal temperature for best taste. Red wines are best when they are served at about 60 degrees. Serve your red wines at around 58 degrees, that way they can warm the rest of the way inside the glass. White wines should be served at a colder temperature of about 47 degrees or so. Warm whites taste dull.
Use the appropriate glass for the type of wine you are drinking. White wines taste better in a small glass because it prevents air from hitting the drink. Reds, on the other hand, like to be served in a wider glass, with a large mouth. This lets air reach the wine, awakening rich flavors that would otherwise remain dormant.
Pay a visit to the areas that produce the grapes for the wines. You will have a deeper appreciation for your favorite drink. It will help you to better explain the aromas and taste to others. Also, the areas are ideal vacation spots, so enjoy yourself.
This article should have made you more confident when it comes to the topic of wine. Try taking this article with you when you shop for wine the next time. This can give you something to refer to when looking at tons of wine bottles. Using these tips can help you select the perfect bottle.