Saturday, August 9, 2014

Wine: How to Store It, Pour It — and Enjoy!

Discover when particular wines should be served and how to serve them.


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Preparation of the bottle

For the wine to cool down (rose, white), the difficulty is to keep the bottle lower than room temperature. Get is out at the last moment, put it in an ice bucket ½ hour in advance it will be soon enough. We can also put the bottle for a little while in a refrigerator. Don’t leave a bottle in a refrigerator for several days.
To establish the right temperature for the wine, from the wine cellar to the table, in particular red wine (55-59), the best way it is to bring the wine room temperature early in the morning. It is worst to bring a bottle to apartment temperature (60-70) is higher than wine temperature should be for drinking. A bottle which is too hot will be dominated by alcohol, unbalanced and it will lose all its characteristics.

How you choose to open a bottle

Everyone agrees generally today that in most cases wine may be drunk soon after the bottle is opened.
Don’t be confuse about a opening a bottle and putting the wine in a carafe where the effects of the wine will be different regarding aeration and oxidation.
Putting young wine in a carafe can help it to express itself better and blossom in taste. Putting an old wine in a carafe can unbalance the taste and break the wine.

The operation to open

An examination of the cork will give us an idea of the wine quality, like its smell can communicate to us what the taste of the wine will be like. The operation of opening is to remove the metal part, at the middle of the bottle neck in order to avoid the fall of metal parts into the wine. Cleaning the bottle neck after the opening and e4xtracting the cork will be the main part of having a good presentation of serving the wine.

Decanters

This operation is following by different rules which are explained by scientist. It is like a racking which is utilized to clarify wine to age in a barrel. It is to extract all the deposit.
For the old red wine, you can decant only to clarify the wine so your guest will not have deposit in their glasses.
Some basic notions
·         Decant only when you can see deposit
·         Decant at the last moment, but rarely few hours before to drink it (especially for old wine.).
·         Decant before to drink it when you found a default (weak nose or without nose; small effervescence)

How to decant

Decant in your wine cellar when it is a very old wine which you can’t transport easily without disturbing the wine. You need a carafe and a candle.
Remember
The cork life is only 25 years maximum. You should have change the cork if you want to keep your wine longer… oops I need to do that.

Temperature

Apartment Temperature

77

76

75

74

66
Cabernet

64
Bordeaux Red

63
Pinot Noir

61
Burgundy

59
58
Chardonnay

57
Burgundy white

56

55
Red wine light

54
Beaujolais
53
Sauvignon Blanc

52
White wine dry

51
Ideal Cellar

50

48
Champagne

46
Alsace, Chablis

45
Sweet white wines

43
Sauterne

41

39


The Glasses


There’s no shame in using the same all-purpose wine glasses for both reds and whites, but if you have the cabinet space, it’s nice to have dedicated glasses for red wine (the kind with broader bowls and rims), white wine (somewhat taller and narrower) and sparkling wine (tall, thin flutes) — not to mention small dessert wine glasses, if you’re into that sort of thing. These shapes are not only a matter of aesthetics and tradition; they can actually influence taste and aroma.

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