One of the best things in the world is to have a nice glass of wine. And it doesn’t matter if you like to drink with your family or friends. Or alone. If wine is included, you got everything you need. But sometimes it seems really hard to find the best wine. It’s easy to get lost among so many bottles and wine types. The good news is that its not so complicated. In this post, we will tell you how to find the perfect wine. Our tips will basically turn you into a sommelier. Let’s go!
I’m sure you already know that the main ingredient of wine is grape. And there are 13 types of grapes that are usually used to make them. Besides that, each grape type is unique. So, to choose the best wine it’s really important to recognize at least 5 of them.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular grape. From the region of Bordeaux, the bottles made with this kind of grape is normally good to drink while eating. So, if you’re having dinner, Cabernet Sauvignon is your grape choice. Other really famous grape is Malbec. They are also French, but Argentina produces the best Malbec wines. Although Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are easy to find, it’s important to know that some grapes are harder to grow. Pinot Noir is one of them. Only France, Bulgaria, California, Chile and Argentina are able to produce Pinot Noir with good quality.
Another grape type is Chardonnay. This name is already known as a synonym to one of the most famous brands in the world. But it’s actually a type of grape. They are also from France but they are present in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil. And the last grape we are going to talk about is Sauvignon Blanc. New Zealand uses this famous grape to make amazing white wines. In fact, Sauvignon Blanc goes really good with the most difficult ingredients to harmonize with wine.
As you probably already noticed, choosing the perfect bottle has everything to do with food. It is really important to buy the wine after you decided on your menu. Red wines go really well with red meat, red sauce pasta and hard cheese such as parmesan and pecorino. On the other hand, white wines and rosés are a perfect match with salads, fish and seafood. So, it is really important to know what kind of food you are going to have with your wine. And of course, choosing your wine and later decide your menu is also an option. So, it’s just a matter of getting your priorities right.
Denomination Of Origin
The Domination Of Origin it’s a guarantee of quality and provenance. It’s actually a stamp that is given by the government in order to attest the origin and quality of wineries. For example, in Italy, it’s the DOCG, which means Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. So, if you’re going to buy a bottle of Italian wine, you need to make sure that he has the DOCG seal. But be aware because the Denomination of Origin is different from every country.
If you think that in order to drink a really good bottle you need to spend your whole year salary, you are wrong. Actually it’s really easy to taste amazing wines for less than you think. The first thing you need to do is go online. Buying wines in stores is way more expensive. Not to mention that on the internet it’s possible to compare prices and you get coupons. Even because, wine coupons are becoming extremely popular. Through them, you can taste the best wines for a bargain. Besides, a lot of wine stores such as Wine.com, Wine Insiders and others have really good deals and promotions. Stay tuned.
Now you know that a good Pinot Noir can only be produced in a few countries. That the only wine that goes with Asparagus is Sauvignon Blanc and many other important things. I don’t know if you’re feeling like a wine expert yet. But I’m sure that you already have enough knowledge to choose the best wines and impress your friends. As Sinatra said, I will drink the wine. After this post, only the best ones.