What Not To Do With Wine?

When it comes to wine, there are many things we are generally told to do. For instance, we should read the label thoroughly, learn about the different ingredients used to make wine, learn about the different wines in turn including their compositions and flavours, and which glass each wine should be served in to name a few. However, not many know what not to do with wine, and how one should conduct themselves in a wine-filled environment. Whilst this obviously does not count for casual parties and nights-in with friends and family, when it comes to formal gatherings it is a whole other story altogether. So here are a few things to bear in mind on what you should avoid with wine.

No Faking

Though you may feel like you can get by faking it, when you come across a wine enthusiast you will be found out. So if you are at a corporate event for instance, or better yet a wine related seminar, you should just swallow your mind and open up to learning more about the subject. That will earn you more respect than pretending to know everything about every wine. It will be noticeable, not to mention embarrassing which is harder to recover from. There is no rule that says you must know everything about the world of wine and do not worry, there are many like you, so there is nothing to be ashamed about.

No Sticking To the Same Thing

People who have limited knowledge on wine tend to stick to the same ones repeatedly, but you cannot really expand your know-how this way. If you are in a place that has a range of exotic wines on offer, go ahead, be bold and try them. It will help you identify the many different varieties, and who knows, you may even find a new favourite among them! Sure you may be tempted to go for the same red wine offers at your local liquor store, but it helps to span out once in a while, especially on payday. That way, you can splurge on something a little more expensive and try something different while you are at it too.

No Ice

Certain wines taste better at certain temperatures, but under no circumstance should you include ice cubes in your wine. Though yes, it would make a lovely Pinot Noir taste icy cool, the ice only waters down a perfectly good wine which is appalling. If you want to chill your wine, just put the bottle in the freezer for 10-15 minutes and you are good to go. Remember though, you have to be mindful of just how much you chill each wine, as some should only be slightly chilled.

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No Sunlight

One of the worst things you can do is expose wine to sunlight. Leaving your wine bottle in a place where it is directly affected by sunlight regularly, is one of the fastest ways to destroy it. The wine will not retain its crisp, fresh, flavour, as it sort of ‘cooks’ when left out under the sun. The taste is more of a tart, burned one, and definitely not reminiscent of wine. So be sure to store your wine correctly, above all.

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