Drinking the right wine can be a relaxing experience, but there are a few ways to elevate your experience to bring it to the next level.
Wine You Enjoy
Don’t be afraid to treat yourself when it comes to your alcohol. You may find some of the best wines are those that do cost a little more than you might expect to pay. One way to pay for this luxury is by taking out a personal loan. This can help you pay for bottles you might want sooner, and especially if you are entertaining, you can create an experience in your home that includes a cellar and tasting room.
The Right Glasses
You might not have realized the importance of the right glass for the beverage. If you have red wine, look for a glass that has a larger bowl and wider rim. That’s because there is often a high level of tannin, and having a larger glass allows you to smell the aroma better. On the other hand, a U-shaped white wine glass allows the alcohol to stay colder for longer.
When you are drinking a dry wine, it’s a good idea to pick a glass that has a thinner rim. That way, the alcohol will enter your mouth around the mid-palate area, which can help you fully enjoy the flavor. However, a Chardonnay should be from a glass that has a narrow rim and wider bowl, allowing you to enjoy the fruity, acidic flavor. Consider a wide lipped, long-stemmed glass for a rose wine, as this can help enhance the aroma. When it comes to picking the right glass, doing your research can help you choose something that will serve to enhance the full flavors and aromas.
Pouring the Perfect Amount and Right Temperature
It’s best to avoid filling each glass all the way to the top, as this can reduce the flavor of the beverage. However, if you don’t put enough in each glass, it might become over-oxygenated, which also has an impact on the taste. Depending on the type of wine you have, you will want to pour anywhere from three to five ounces into each glass.
You also want to make sure it is the right temperature. White wine should be kept at about 41 to 48 degrees and left out at room temperature for about 20 minutes before enjoyed. And red should be served at about 55 to 65 degrees. You might place it in the refrigerator for a few minutes before you serve it. This chills it correctly without allowing it to get too cold. If it is too cold, it will be harder to taste the different flavors. You can also consider purchasing a dual zone wine fridge that takes the guesswork out of the process for you and keeps your wines at the optimal temperature effortlessly.
Swirling the Alcohol
Most types of wine can benefit from being swirled for a little while. Pour it into your decanter allowing it to aerate. This can enhance the flavor and aroma, and it also helps you get rid of any sediment from a vintage bottle. If there is no decanter handy, you can also swirl it directly in the glass.