I try to post a tip on Wednesdays on my Facebook page and I thought I ‘d share them here, too. I will be sharing more next week, so make sure you come back for that post. In the meantime, enjoy these tips 🙂
TIP 1: Having people over? Open a high tannin red wine 2-3 hours before serving to let it breathe and soften the tannins. Cut the time in half by using a decanter. Note, necessary breathing times will vary by wine. Try it out and smell/taste how the wine changes with length of air contact.
TIP 2: When dining out, don’t let the server rush you into ordering your wine. After all, you went out to EAT. Decide first what you’d like to eat, then order your drink to complement your meal.
TIP 3: Food and wine pairing that works for the most part: If it grows together, it goes together.
TIP 4: Different parts of your mouth are more sensitive to certain tastes. Swish the wine in your mouth to coat every tastebud and you’ll discover flavours you otherwise wouldn’t have noticed.
TIP 5: Swirl the wine to bring out the aromas and bouquet. This will also help you identify any faults (ie, the wine is off/spoiled). Then sniff, sniff.
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