Wine is a gorgeous drink, which has deep traditions of producing and consummation. Grape juice, processed and stored for different periods of time, results in such a great and beloved drink. From ancient times this was the drink of knights, lords, queens and kings. Are you sure that, when you celebrate some events, gather with your friends or just having dinner, you drink the wine as it should be done?
There is the entire culture of wine drinking and tasting. For sure, you do not need to know all the details and peculiarities, but some things will help you to feel more comfortable regarding this question. Thus, being in the graduating year, you can have a business lunch with people from the company, where you undergo your internship, or just ask a girl out in some luxury restaurant. In such situations even the smallest knowledge in wine drinking culture can become very useful for you. So what you should do to make your meals more delicious and to become more aware in wine selection?
If all this time you were busy with your essay and academic activities and mostly visited campus parties with a lot of beer, it does not matter. Moreover, if you have already tried a couple of bottles of good wine, do not hurry up to order them all the time. All respectful restaurants have sommelier or a waiter, who is an expert regarding the questions of wine selecting. And it is a right situation, when you order meat or fish and ask the sommelier to recommend the wine, which will be suitable for your food. It is important also to take your tastes into consideration. So you can simply tell, if you like sweet, harsh or fruit taste. If you have not tried a lot of wine and it is difficult for you to determine what wine you want and will drink more likely, you can just say what you like to eat and drink. In such a way a sommelier will have some notion about your taste preferences and will advise you’re the appropriate wine.
People, who deal with wine and know much about it, do a lot of smelling stuff. Just by smelling wine they can find even more than it is written on the label. Aging of wine, grape variety and a lot of other things become clear to them due to several smells. Indeed, at first you can hardly reveal any of these things. For you wine smells like wine and that is all. Do not worry, make it step by step. At first smell and compare what you feel. Gradually there will appear a lot of different scents, not clear at first, but in some time you will be able to separate some of them. The great thing will be then, when you at least learn to distinguish the smell of genuine wine from the fake drink.
The most pleasant and the most developed perception for us reveal in tasting. To try it properly, you should drink some wine and without swallowing open your mouth a little bit. Then keep the liquid on your tongue and suck down some air. After this follows the gurgling sound, this enables your smell receptors to feel all the shadows of the wine scent. Such tasting method will help you to sort out if you like the wine and if it is tasty for you. After making sure that the wine is exactly what you want, just continue drinking it as usual.
Modern wine industry offers a lot of opportunities, which inform people about the wine drinking culture. There are wine degustation of all possible sorts and excursions to the vineyards with the possibility to view some parts of the wine producing process. Regardless what option you would select or where you are going to taste the wine, in the restaurant or at home, the main thing is to enjoy it. Enjoy different tastes and flavors, do it the right way and know when to stop.