Are you familiar with the fact that a good bottle of wine is neither old nor expensive? Usually, we can readily predict if something is good by looking at the price and it’s year of invention. But, the scenario is completely different when it comes to wine. We cannot predict a wine is good by it being expensive or old. So, how are you going to make sure that the bottle of the wine you are buying is good enough? Tasting the wine to find its flavor is not the only thing that you must do. There is more to it when it comes to finding a good wine it.
Instead of just looking into a wine blog to learn about ins and outs of wine, there are some other things that can help you pick the right one. Have a look:
- Turn the bottle around
The first rule of checking a wine is to turn around the bottle. The front labels might look exciting and mesmerizing but, it is important for you to read complete description, which is provided on the back of the bottle. In order to get lucky, you need to keep your eyes open for any stamps of approval like some awards and reviews (this is a sign of a good wine). If you are a first timer, it is best to take an experienced person with you.
- The aroma
Noticing those slender lines of a liquid that gradually slide down the sides of a glass makes us feel intense and entertained, right? How can you be sure on the content of your alcohol? Smell the aroma that comes out of the glass. What kind of smell makes its way to your nostrils? Apple? Peppers? Oak? Honey? People say the more you smell your glass of wine, the better it tastes. The smell can really do you good. If the scent is not appealing, it probably won’t taste appealing either.
- The ultimate weapon: Your tongue.
After you are done sniffing and swirling your glass, go ahead and take a sip. Somehow, you have to let the liquor taste your tongue. Use your taste buds to familiarize yourself with the flavors that are popping up. If the flavors is balanced and it doesn’t taste like trash, then keep going. Let the flavors of the wine dance on your tongue.
- Notice the numbers.
Weather, region and number of years influence the quality and taste of the gapes and eventually the wine. If you are about to try a wine from a new region, do not be fooled by the age. You can drink white wine 1 to 2years and red wine 2 to 3 years after bottling.
- Think about what you love.
If you are sure that you’ve found the perfect wine, make that bottle a habit. Also, don’t be afraid to try new bottles because you never know what good it may contain.
So, if you haven’t really been successful in finding a good wine, try out these tips to land on the best one.