Wine has been around for a long time because people like the way it tastes. You may tell others that you’re not a wine fan, but is this purely because you have yet to try a wine type that you like? This article will teach you wine basics that will make your next purchase experience better.
Trust your instincts when you try a wine. For example, if a friend raves about a wine that they love and you know you are not a fan of that particular type, do not run out and purchase any. You will save yourself from throwing away your money on a wine you already know you’re not likely to enjoy.
Have you ever spilled wine on your clothes? If so, find a bottle of Windex. Windex can effectively remove wine right away, and it’s much better than water and soap. Use it as soon as you can before the stain sets.
Storage is key to keeping wine fresh. Wines can be damaged by extremes in heat or cold, adversely affecting the flavor. Let the flavor continue to develop by storing wines at 50 to 55 degrees for the best results. Your basement might work, or buy a fridge for just wine.
If you drink and cook with wine frequently, especially pricier varieties, it may be worthwhile to have your own wine cellar installed. You cannot store expensive wine or large quantities of wine in your kitchen for long periods of time. A wine cellar keeps the wine drinkable for as long as you want to store it.
As the beginning of this piece discussed, wine has been around for a long time. Picking out the correct wine that you’ll enjoy is hard sometimes, but it can be done if you are patient. Just make sure the remember all the important information you’ve just read the next time you go out and purchase a bottle.