How can we take our wine experience to the next level?
Probably the secret lies in the tools we can use.
In this short article we are going to explore the 5 most useful essentials for a wine lover.
1( Standard Glass of wine- Obviously there are various types of wine glasses. The simplest solution, especially when you want to have a complete experience at home, is to have the classic standard wine glass. You can also opt for black glasses for blind tasting.
2(Corkscrew- The best friend of every wine lover is surely the corkscrew. Even in this case the options are many but probably the most useful is the classic standard waiters friend, which you can see in the picture below.
3(White napkin: This is a simple and effective tool to help you to observe the color of your wine in easier way. Younger wine has usually a more ruby red color, the older it gets the wine the lighter and more orange brick the color will be on the edge of the wine in your glass.
4(Wine Guide Book- Getting an Enography, which is nothing but an atlas about the wines of the world, will give you the chance to expand your knowledge. You will get a display of what is the style, approach in a particular wine region. You will be able to learn more about indigenous grape varieties and what kind of grapes are the most used in that particular area.
5-Decanter and Carafe- Depending on the wine you are going to taste you will have to use one of these two tools. Decanter is surely recommended when it comes to aged wines, which need to breathe for more time, and to open properly.
It could also be useful to apply a small filter (strainer) to the decanter in order to filter the wine, thus getting rid of excess sediments that could be present in the wine.
Anyway, the most important thing when it comes about a wine experience is just the have the best companies. Then try to have your wine experience with the person you loved the most.
Enjoy your wine.
Drink less, drink better.