No matter whether you love drinking wine yourself or not, you should take the rules and customs of serving wine into consideration as this will help you to make the most of any party or dinner you will be hosting. In all likelihood, there will be at least one person who prefers having wine and it will be useful to know how to serve the drink so that this guest will be satisfied with both its taste and the taste of the food you are going to serve at the event.
Undeniably, if you are a wine devotee yourself, it is high time to get a grasp of the rules considering serving wine.
Avoid exposure of the wine to air
For the majority of beverages and food as well as the whole scope of other products, an exposure to the air is detrimental. A part of the substances in the products can easily get vaporised while there are also unwanted processes of oxidation taking place in the products which can deteriorate the quality of the taste pretty much.
In order to avoid all of these things in your wine, just do not leave it exposed to the air for a long time.
Wines and temperature
Temperature is a crucial factor affecting the taste of many beverages including wine. It is important to know changes in the temperature of a drink do not affect it just because of your subjective perceptions. There are many parameters of a liquid which can be alternated in such a way and, as a result, the taste of it will be changed as well.
For instance, if you get a bottle of particularly sweet wine which you do not necessarily enjoy, you can leave it in the fridge to chill it. This will reduce the sweetness of the beverage.
Warming up many types of wine can make them lose some of their properties including the ones which you can actually enjoy. Thus, if you warm red wine up, you can feel less of its fruity taste which is actually very pleasant.
The rule of pairing wine and meals
Needless to say, a good meal can be accompanied by a glass of a really good wine and this will make its taste even better. Yet, it is obvious one cannot just pair any wine with any food as it can change the taste of both the drink and the food in a rather negative way when you will not like anything on your table anymore.
The rule of pairing is pretty simple. Serve heavy food with heavy types of wine. By the way, if you are still not good at understanding the differences between heavy types of wine and light types of wine, you can take the type of meet in your dish as a factor determining the best pairing. For instance, red meat goes well with read wine and, as you can see even the colours of the food and drinks in this case are the same. At the same time poultry with its white meat is a better choice for pairing with white wine. The same goes for fish.
Sweet food will taste better with sweet types of wine.