The must-know wine tips that maximize your enjoyment

Echo LiuFebruary 22, 2023
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First of all, let's popularize a little common sense: in fact, red wine is not equal to wine, red wine is a kind of wine, and white wine, peach wine.

In the past, when we mentioned red wine, everyone thought of high-end banquets or some commercial social occasions, which realized that we would have several bottles of red wine at home and drink two sips in our leisure time. When it comes to the brands of red wine, we are familiar with many brands, such as Cofco Great Wall, Changyu wine in China and Lafite, Romani Kandi, Baishoo and so on. These wines are rare in wine. Red wine itself has many benefits to the human body, such as preventing tooth decay, softening blood vessels, and even anti-aging, help female friends beauty and beauty!

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1 Observation

A well-layered red wine is usually new, even red wine, indicating that it has a certain age. If the color of the red wine is slightly brown, it may be an old wine.

Fill a tumbler with about two ounces of wine. In bright light, on a white background, tilt the glass at 45 degrees and examine the wine. Note whether the color is bright or dull and whether there is any sediment. Observe the color, including whether it is consistent or whether it changes or dissipates at the edges.

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2 Pour wine

Red wine is processed and marketed for a variety of reasons, although the longer the wine is placed, the better it tastes. If the wine is placed for a long time, there will be some sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Don't underestimate these deposits, which can affect the taste of red wine. So it's best to pour the wine evenly, so that the bottom of the red bottle sediment will not shake.

However, many people just pour it into a glass and drink it which is really crazy.

How much to pour is also a key issue. Don't pour it all, and don't pour half a glass. Drinking red wine is usually in a tall glass, and pouring wine should be one third of the quantity in a tall glass. If the banquet guests, you as the host, when pouring wine, should pour yourself a little, taste whether the wine is pure taste, if the taste is not good, should immediately change another bottle. Pour wine for the host guests first, then pour wine for the guests in a clockwise direction in turn, and pour wine for yourself at last.

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3 Shake the wine

Slowly shake the wine glass, will make the wine vinegar, ether, acetaldehyde released, at the same time, let oxygen into the wine, and the chemical interaction with the wine, make the wine become more mellow, and make the wine flavor to the maximum.

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4 Smell the wine

When you smell wine, you can look for the most obvious smell or typical smell of red wine from different positions of the glass, such as the central position of the mouth of the glass, the upper edge of the mouth of the glass, etc. Words to describe the smell are: attractive grape, burnt, light, clear, metallic, vanilla, cork, nut, comprehensive, musty, etc.

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5 Wine tasting

After the wine entry, let it stay in the mouth for a while, so that the wine fills the whole mouth, full contact with oral cells, so as to taste and judge its subtle taste.

To learn to taste wine with your tongue, first taste it with the tip of your tongue, and then squeeze the wine with your tongue to the sides of your mouth, to feel whether the smell is good or not, and to feel the characteristics of the taste (sour, sweet, bitter, spicy, salty) and the balance of the wine. After a few taste, then slowly lower the throat.

Put a large amount of wine in your mouth and move it over each surface. Put the wine in your mouth and also let air in and out. Put aside the aromas you notice in the "smell" phase and try to note whether the wine tastes sweet, sour, sour, or bitter - to what extent you notice heat (from alcohol), dryness and mouth friction (from tannins), salivation, or wrinkles (from acids).

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6 Aftertaste

That is, swallow the red wine contained in your mouth, feel the length and balance of its residual taste and rhyme in your mouth, and combine the impression of smell and taste in your memory for aftertaste.

These are the places to pay attention to when drinking red wine, hoping to help everyone!