The recommendations of professional sommeliers are usually very incomprehensive, vast and often concern only expensive wines. It is less common to speak about how to choose good drink in the regular shop. From this article, you will discover special aspects on which you should pay attention when choosing a bottle of wine.
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1. Choose the correct manufacturing country.
Grapes are a culture that loves warm and light weather. Therefore, the southern the manufacturing country will be the better will be the wine. Do not afraid to take wines from Spain, Chile, Argentina or South Africa. Also, bear in mind that it is very easy to be mistaken with Italian and French wine. On the contrary, to the commonly accepted opinion that the European wine is the best its taste strongly depends on a year of a harvest. If the season was rainy, then grapes can be sour. Often experts in the analysis of wine specify the harvest year – and it is not accidental.
2. Read texts on a wine bottle.
The quality of wine bottled abroad is frequently better than the one imported into the country inside of barrels and spreads (sometimes-unfair entrepreneurs add something that can significantly reduce the taste of wine). Check that a text on a bottle is made in the language of the manufacturing country. It means that wine was made for the domestic market. According to the Law, the English-language label is glued over the original one.
3. Choose the dry wine.
The sweet grades of wine can contain harmful additives and sugar, which often added to correct taste of the spoiled raw materials. If the budget is limited, then it is better to choose dry or, as a last resort, moist wines. Otherwise, you may not like what you bought.
4. Choose the red wine.
Our tastes are different. However, if it is unimportant what wine to choose, then buy red. White grades are more delicate in growing and it is easier to spoil their taste. Good white wines are more expensive so in the case of the limited budget give preference to red. That is why it is a better idea to choose red wine.