Choose good red wine brand
Every of us determined and chooses the right wine for him/her according to own taste preferences. You agree with me, finding and selecting your favorite, best loved wine takes long time and needs tasting different wine brands. But this is not a boring process, as you get the opportunity to drink many different types of red wine brands. Surely your own taste is the main indicator while choosing best red wine, but there are some curtained guidelines that will help selecting a wine bottle. Knowing how to choose good red wine will be useful for you.
Shelves are lined with different kind and types of wine bottles and if you begin selecting them with attractive labels, you’ll be mistaken. Reading wine label needs knowledge, and the design of bottle does nothing with the wine taste.
What are some basics to keep in mind while choosing a wine that best suits your taste?
- Vintage is the year when wine was made and is an important factor when choosing wine. The climate conditions affect tasting featured of wine. For example, the amount of rain determines the amount of sugar in grapes. The combination of sun, rain and frost during a year is the main factor to look at when choosing wine according its vintage year. But don’t judge every wine by the same criteria, different grape varieties react differently on the weather conditions.
- Body of wine refers to the wine weight and how it feels in your mouth. When tasting a light bodied wine you feel thinner, like water, while full bodied wines are felt thicker, like milk. Wine tasters use wine body to describe its smell and texture. Whether wine is light bodied, medium or full bodied gives you information about wine alcohol content. Light bodied wines have less amount of alcohol, about 12-12,5%, while full bodied wines have 13-14% or above volume of alcohol.
- Country/ Region – wines from different countries and regions tend to be tasted differently. When grapes are grown in warmer climate conditions wines have better aromas.
- Cork – the size of corks gives you additional information about what is inside the bottle. Wines having longer corks should be kept and aged longer, in comparison to wines having relatively shorter corks that can be tasted earlier.
And finally don’t forget to choose wine according to your taste buds and food pairing. Different types of wine go well with different meals. But also notice that food and wine pairing is also individual and depends on your own preferences.