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. The good news is that you can improve your wine knowledge and get into the fun. Below are some of the tips that will make you enjoy a glass of vino.
The first tips is that glassware matters. You find that you can drink wine from any glass but when it comes to tasting wine, glassware matters. You can test things by pouring any wine in a paper cup, a plastic cup, a water glass, and wine glass. This should be followed by closing your eyes and take a sip from plastic cup, and take a minute to taste and savor the wine and repeat the procedure with other cups. I can assure you that by the time you will reach to the wineglass you will be amazed by the difference in taste. For that matter, to enjoy vino, it is essential that you purchase wine glasses which comes in six different tastes.
Apart from that, you should understand the varietals. One thing that you need to know is that the overwhelming variety of wine comes from grapes where we have over 1300 varieties of grapes for commercial wine production. The other thing that you need to know is that most wines come from 100 grape varieties and one of the popular grapes being Cabernet Sauvignon. It is also essential to note that if a wine comes from a different fruit it will be indicated and if it is just wine then it comes from grapes. You can look out for varietals such as Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sangiovese, Viognier and many others. 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. When looking at the wine you should notice the color and take in the hue and intensity of the color. Like white wines run from pale straw to deep gold while red wines are pale pink to a 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. You will realize that sweet wines with high alcohol content create more legs. You find that wines have different smells such as fruits, coffee, chocolate, cola, cedar, cigars among others.