Good Wine Guide - red or white, which glass, which occasion
Table of Contents:
* Becoming Familiar with Wine
* Choosing a Dessert Wine
* Choosing a High Quality Wine
* Choosing a Wine with Dinner
* Cooking with Wine
* Do Wine Glasses Matter?
* Does Price Define Quality in Wine?
* Following the Wine Serving Rules
* Fruit and Specialty Wines
* Have You Tried Local Wines?
* How to Choose a Red Wine with Fish
* How to Qualify as a Wine Critic
* How to Store Wine
* Is Wine Making Easy?
* Making Accommodations for Non-Drinking Guests
* Planning a Wine Tasting Party
* Presenting Your Host with a Bottle of Wine
* Red or White: Making the Right Decision
* Red Wine and Red Meat Pairing
* Serving Wine without Dinner
* The Art of Wine Tasting
* The Importance of Serving the Proper Wine
* The Wine Making Process
* The Importance of Quality Wine in Cooking
* Your Initial Wine Purchase
Becoming Familiar with Wine
Many of us are not even vaguely familiar with the different varieties of wine that are available for
purchase. In fact, some of us probably thought red wine and white wine were the only ones in
existence. Most of us don't have any idea of the number of varieties of wine that are in
existence. We have dinner wines, dessert wines, red wines, white wines, dry red wine, dry white
wine, sweet red wine, sweet white wine and much more. Before you serve your first dinner that
includes wine, make sure to understand something about wines. Know what is proper to serve
with different meals.
A general rule of thumb is white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat, but there may
sometimes be variations to that. For instance, although chicken is a white meat, red wine is the
customary wine of choice because it complements a chicken meal better than white wine.
Another variation is turkey which has both white meat and dark meat. Because of both white
and dark meat on turkey, one can choose to serve either white or red wine while some may
actually serve both-red to the guests who choose dark meat and white to those who choose
Another thing that is important to understand is the relationship between red wine and fish.
Customarily you would serve white wine with fish but in the event you choose to serve red wine,
it's important to choose one that does not contain any tannins since the presence of tannins in
twine you serve with fish may give the wine a metallic taste. Though the taste itself is not going
to cause any harm, one drinks wine for the flavor thus having a metallic taste takes away from
that. To avoid this possibility either serve white wine with fish or make sure the red wine you
serve is free of tannins.
Before you have your first party or even serve your first wine with dinner make sure you know
exactly what you should serve with the meal you have chosen. Taking the time to research and
learn about how wines complement food, you will be able to make a better selection of wine to
go with the dinner you are serving. The more dinners you serve the more educated, you will
become about the proper wine to serve.