The port wine has been made since 300 years and belongs to the category of the fortified wines. The fortified wines are made by increasing their alcohol content by adding a specific quantity of brandy during the fermentation.
To mention that a wine has terpenes, pyrazines, norisoprenoids or volatile thiols in the musts, just to name a few, can be hard to understand by the consumer. However, if you were told that the bottle of wine you just bought is composed of a grape wine which releases in its elaboration floral aromas (terpenes) and has a strong scent of pepper (pyrazines), could relate well these references with a Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ribera del Duero wines usually do not disappoint and you also can find some very good, or excellent, affordable to almost all budgets. But if you want to give yourself a treat you can also find here some of the most expensive wines of Spain.
This wine region is preferred among others by the younger generation that, after some years of absence returns to imbibe of wine culture... and of course to drink wine. Beer and spirits go getting aside. Wine rules.
At the beginning of a wine tasting, the first thing to consider is the color of it, its appearance, the visual features. In order to appreciate its color in the best way, it should be done in natural light since artificial light can be quite misleading. It is true that for many the candlelight can be convenient, on a white background, to recognize a tonality, but in the case of red and white wines, sunlight is what allows a better way to find subtleties in its tonality.
The changes in the color of wine are due to several variables, such as the vine from which it comes, the form of wine elaboration, the time which the skins remain in the must, the fact of having been placed in wooden casks or not, its age and the manner in the wine was preserved.
Now is the time, we have the the great dinner, the guests, the champagne to toast and glasses after, but what wine should we serve? What wonderful Bacchus liquor for pairing such a varied dinner as the Christmas one?
There are many tips to pair such complex menus, but the most important of all is: There is not just one formula to cope up with a dinner pairing. Once we recognize this, what we can do is provide you with a number of useful tips for you to choose the wines you want to serve at your Christmas dinner. Shall we know them?
Not every day we have the time to relax and have wine, with the ritual required, leaving the wine to aerate properly and enjoying it at the right temperature. Fortunately, not all wines require such elaborate preparations, and we can enjoy great wines with only opening the bottle and drink.
But if you are someone who occasionally likes to enjoy a quiet drink, without stress, and a good conversation in the background, today we present 5 wine accessories that you should not miss:
Tasting wine or Wine tasting? That´s the same really, although the former may and better accepted might be the first one by all those who have been attracted by a bottle of wine, them who felt the pleasure of tasting a good wine and want to make the experience repeated, without ever becoming technical or critical with the famous drink.
The term Wine tasting is usually associated with an expert taste of wine, but must not necessarily be taken that way.
All those who enjoy wine and feel a weakness for exquisite flavors are unconsciously wine testers, the senses used to try the wine are: sight, smell and taste, and these senses are not exclusive of a taster or a sommelier. Although, to be an expert wine taster takes many years of experience and knowledge that comes only with education, but to have a basic knowledge of wine tasting can be reached with interest and experience in wine consumption.
As I said earlier, the basics of wine tasting is a good use of the 3 senses (sight, smell and taste). Starting there, we can achieve a successful wine tasting.
Always hold the glass by the stem and put it to eye level, so we can see the color, brightness and cleanliness of the wine. By moving the glass you can see “the tears” or “legs” liquid drops of the accumulated liquid will flow back down into the wine, forming arcs or arches and leaving streaks, often considered a indicator of alcoholic strength.