Finding The Best Wines
In a world of thousands of wines, it’s easy to get lost in all the different kinds and types available, so what makes the best wines? While wine is like shoes, bags, pairs and other assorted items: you will need a different pair for each occasion. But knowing what you should like at every event is an arduous task, but still delicious nevertheless enjoyable endeavor.
And when looking for the best wines, what do you usually choose from the different pairs of glasses, bottles and even bottles in your refrigerator? To find the perfect choice, one should first understand a few basics:
The type of wine that you are looking for can be determined by the kind of meal or drink you are having. The kind of wine that is most appropriate is also dependent on the style of the meal, like appetizers, main course, desserts and drinks. So knowing the type of meal is very important when looking for the right type of wine for each particular occasion. For example, if you are having a fish and chips lunch, a light red wine might not be appropriate since fish and chips are heavy and dark in color. On the other hand, lighter red wines with the same flavor as fish and chips are ideal to have for a dessert dinner, like chocolate mousse.
The taste of the wine will also depend on the type of people you are having the meal with, or on the type of occasion itself. For instance, casual occasions are usually more relaxed and casual and therefore lighter wines are usually preferred. On the other hand, formal or special occasions are typically elegant and sophisticated, which require a stronger wine. So how do you determine which type of occasion would be best suited for your needs? Ask yourself these questions: What’s the mood? Does the person who is hosting the dinner want a quiet evening? Is the dinner party formal or informal?
If you are hosting a dinner party or an event, it’s often best to go for the lightest wines. This is because the person who is going to be attending will also be drinking wine at the event. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about mixing it up too much with their drink. They will probably prefer a more robust wine. If you are attending a formal function, then a stronger wine might be more appropriate. You can even ask your waiter or caterer to suggest a wine that matches the dinner’s theme to match your own personality, but of course, you will still have to make your own decision regarding the type of wine you will be drinking at your dinner party.
Wines are not only good for drinks, they are also great for food! Because a lighter wine might not be suitable for an elegant meal and a strong wine may not suit the taste of a more casual event. So try a different bottle for every kind of occasion and you might be surprised that you actually enjoy the different combinations of wine, because you enjoy the different flavors of wine as well. Of course, remember to have your food complimenting the wine, because you would be sharing your wine with your guests in order to enjoy the different kinds of flavors of wine.