Store wine properly to maintain its flavor. Extreme temperatures can ruin the flavor of just about any wine. Let the flavor continue to develop by storing wines at 50 to 55 degrees for the best results. You can get a wine refrigerator, or you can simply store them in your cool basement. When you taste a wine, isolating the smells and flavors is something you should try. There should be some type of fruit in there, as well as other things as well. You may also sense secondary aromas like smoke, honey or caramel. Pay close attention to these scents so that you’re more able to find them. If you are going to order wine when dining out, find the one that is not as expensive. But, waiters understand that customers hate to look cheap by choosing the lowest price. Most likely your waiter will recommend a cheaper priced wine from the list. Stick with your first choice since it is sure to be delicious as well.
Allow wine to breathe. Red wines especially benefit from 15 minutes of breathing to bring out the flavor. Do not just uncork the wine bottle. You should pour the wine into a glass or a decanter. You could speed the process with a wine aerator which are on the market now.
It is not necessary to have specialty storage equipment to house your wine. Just pick out a spot that is cool, not cold, and that does not get a lot of light. Your closet is probably your best location. Only people who purchase expensive wines need a wine refrigerator or wine cellar. Go to as many wine tastings as you can. It is a lot of fun and you get to try great wines. It can even be a social event. Bring along your friends. Enjoy a new pastime and enrich your friendships, all at once.
Lots of people like to have a drink after their dinner, and dessert wines can be ideal. When selecting wines for dessert, look at California Port, French Champagne or an Italian Moscato. Your guests can talk quietly while savoring delicious wine, with a glowing fire nearby. Play around with the wines you buy. Try a new wine to develop an appreciation for it as it travels over your taste buds. You can try a wine that the shop owner recommends, or choose one from a different region, or use the information given by the talking card in the wine store. Your new favorite kind of wine could be in the least likely places. Select the right stemware for the wine you are serving. The stemware should look the part and sparkle. Keep your stemware clean and prepared for the next tasting. Cheap stemware gives off a very bad impression to your guests.