When it comes to wine, even the most seasoned aficionado may find things that can add even more delight to their wine experience, be it just tasting or enjoying it at a party with friends. But the journey to sipping wine need not be so complex for many of us. In fact, the advent of online availability of wines has made it even simpler, saving you the time-consuming wine buying process from the bricks and mortar establishment. It is even much easier to make informed decisions about your wine purchase.
When you want to buy a bottle of good wine, there are a few basic things that you can keep in mind: sweetness, acidity, tannin, body type, and alcohol. Wine labels often use the terms “sweet,” “semi-sweet” or “dry.” A dry wine will not be sweet at all. Wines with high acidity will be more art. The red winemaking process usually incorporates more tannins, giving some red wines a distinctively dry and bitter finish. And lastly, the “body” of the wine refers to how heavy or light it feels in your mouth. Generally, red wines have a fuller body than whites.
Along with these, you can check whether the wine is a first label or a second label. Second-label wines are usually made from lesser grade grapes than that of the first label, but they are also good in terms of quality. Also, a little reflection on the flavors you like can significantly improve your future wine choices. As for the information on the label, the more the better.
Next comes the time for choosing your wines for specific occasions as wine tastes tend to mold and be molded by the way and environment it is experienced in. One quick tip: always check for the appropriate consumption temperature range for the wine you have bought. Temperature has an important effect on the taste of wines.
When it comes to occasions for wine, there can be many. Are you selecting a wine for yourself to enjoy, or are you sharing it with friends? Will you be pairing your wine with a meal or using it to prepare a recipe? Wines can serve different purposes, and different occasions.
For bringing wine for a house party or crowds in general, choose wines that are from the middle of the spectrum with balanced flavors and other characteristics. To cater to the subjective wine experience of your guests, you also present them with both red and white ones for them to choose from according to their preferences. To pair with lighter dishes, white ones are usually preferred; red wines pair better with richer dishes like beef lamb, etc. Some general pairing rules of thumb: acidic wine with acidic food, salty food partners well with sweeter wines, fatty foods taste better with bitter and more acidic wines.
Also keep in mind that when you mix wine in a recipe, the flavors usually blend in and give rise to a particular accent. In cocktails and summer sangrias, too, wine flavors dissolve. Lastly, you need not stress over the age of the wines. The rule generally is, red wines are usually better the older they are.
And then we haven't even talked about that one pressing question: What is the most expensive wine? Well, there are a whole lot of them.
And answering the question of what the most expensive (single) bottle ever is, that is not yet completely determined. But the answer to the question of what is the most expensive wine that people want a box of - that is the 2015 Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru. The Grand Cru is a truly spectacular wine with aromas of raspberry, rose, cherry, and spice. This red wine has a multidimensional palate with satiny tannins. The price for this wine is about €550,000 for a box, which is a good €90.000 euros per bottle, isn't that bad?
Now that you know the basics of creating a great wine experience. Given the range of prices, you can purchase a delicious wine variety from our exclusive red wine collection (Drumon Riserva by Cannito, Alberelli Di Negroamaro by L’Astore, Checo Amarone della Valpollicella- Damoli, Giago Valpolicella Ripasso - Damoli). Ours is made from the finest grapes of the vineyard. Treat yourself to an amazing wine experience. Buy a bottle from our exclusive wine collection today.
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