Wine Drinking Tips

Wine Drinking Tips

Wine Drinking Tips

by March 27, 2015 2 comments

Wine is a popular and important beverage that accompanies and enhances a wide range of cuisines, from the simple and traditional to the most sophisticated and complex. It is important in cuisine not just for its value as a beverage, but as a flavor agent (i.e it is also used for cooking).


The ideal temperature for serving a particular wine is a matter of debate, but some broad guidelines have emerged that will generally enhance the experience of tasting certain common wines.


To get the best out of your wine, connoisseurs say that temperature it is served has a huge effect on the actual taste of the wine and can enhance or hide some of the aromas. Therefore, serving your wine at the right temperature will achieve the best possible taste. This is because it is perishable; so, storing at extreme temperatures will damage it.

Read what some connoisseurs had to say. Drinking white wine at room temperature is not a pleasant experience. When the it is too warm, the fruity taste and freshness disappear. Let’s elaborate on this…


White Wine:


This should be served at a temperature range of 9 to 13 degrees Celsius. To cool the wine, keep it in the fridge for just a few hours before serving.


Sparkling Wine:
This type is better served cold, at a temperature of 5 to 6 degrees Celsius.

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Red Wine:


This is the most common choice of wine for Nigerians. The ideal serving temperature is around 14 to 18 degrees Celsius. It is recommended that it should be placed in the fridge for about half an hour before serving. For quicker results, it can be put in the freezer for just 15 minutes. After opening and either decanting or pouring the first glasses, just as with white wine, it can be left on the table to slowly warm.


What we usually find written on the wine bottles such as Pinot noirChardonnayCabernet SauvignonGamay and Merlot is usually to depict the kind of variety of grape vine species (Vitis vinifera) the wine is made from.


So you all reading this I say Cheers! To a lovely weekend!!

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