There are several types of wines. It is bewildering to face many grocery shop shelves all full of wines and be able to choose the right brand for the occasion. It may be in a restaurant, or you are buying one to drink at home. It would be a magnificent idea to gather some knowledge about wines. Such knowledge would help you find the right choice to crown the day. Plus, you get to look cool and as an expert among family, friend or work mates. If you are looking to be a wine’s connoisseur, this article is for you too.
The Traditional Red or White Wines rule
During traditional times, it was about red or white wine. People took red wine if they had a meal of red meat and white wine was associated with white meat; chicken, fish, and so on. Today, we have entirely different recipes. Plus, the old dining rules are of less importance now. You get to pick a wine of your choice. “You should enjoy food with a wine of your choice, do not fear the traditional rules,” Doug Gore. Doug is a renowned winemaker.
Here are some tips to ease your wine shopping adventure
Find wine tasting demonstration near your locality
Tasting is the best way to garner much knowledge about wines. Plus, it is fun. Wine tasting events are common in our country today. However, if you fail to find one; do it yourself. One way to do this is by organizing a family party. Your family will love the blind wine tasting experience. Plus, you get another platform to hang out and enjoy a light moment with your loved ones. Conceal the wine label and begin your party.
If you do not like the party idea, then you can do it yourself. Take turns among several brands of wine with your dinners. You will be amazed by the enormous wine knowledge you will gather.
Does Price Affect the Quality?
Many people think that the expensive the wine the better the quality. Wrong. Price does not necessary go hand in hand with quality. Moreover, several cheap wines have an excellent quality. Here are some suggestions to guide you through the quality and flavor query:
- You can read the bottleneck stickers. These bottle labels have quality and flavor descriptions.
- Do a brief search on Google. There are several restaurant and wine store sites that provide information about excellent wine and food pairing suggestions.
- You can also consult with restaurant servers. You can also go Google and search for an onsite consultant; he or she will give you recommendations.
- Find wine trade publications. Some of this publications group wines according to prices and then score them according to market performance.
Varieties of wine and their tastes
Chardonnay is a popular white wine. It has a nutty, smoky or oaky feel; it is relatively dry. Most neck stickers have descriptions like coconut, apple, and pear and so on. You can enjoy it with highly flavored dishes such as turkey, shrimp, and lobster. A blend of cream, butter, garlic and basil will be a great addition.
It is has a lot of tannins; it has a pleasant fairly strong taste. This flavor makes it excellent to pair with highly flavored meals and meat. So, you can enjoy your Cabernet Sauvignon with roasted, braised, or grilled red meat. This wine can also be a good pair with squash and mushrooms.
This red wine is lighter and soft too. It has low tannin content. It often has descriptions such as raspberry and cherry. It will be a great pair with salmon, tuna, pork and so on. If you need side dishes: choose rice and mushrooms.
This white wine has a citrus flavor. It is great when paired with Italian dishes like ravioli, oysters, and pasta.
With all that said, you now have some knowledge about wines. It would not be that hard to find the perfect wine to go with any occasion at any wine shop in Singapore. You also have a few food pairing suggestions to go with that too. You can ask any question or ask for a pairing suggestion by leaving a comment. Have a lovely time dining!