(guide)How to Serve Wine :- 5 simple hack to serve wine
Drinking wine or serving is not a simple case of picking the fanciest looking glass for the most expensive bottles. All wine enthusiasts know that numerous factors go into the consumption of wine, from temperature to the shape of the glassware used. These all affect the taste and overall experience during drinking.
Do not worry, serving wine is not difficult at all, it is more of a case of knowing and not knowing, and by the time you are done reading this guide post, you will be in the know of things.
It is not about just having a wine rack for everyone to see, you must strategically place your bottles in a suitable environment to ensure they retain their flavor and are aging properly. Keep the wine bottles sideways. This is to make sure that the cork is moist, and no air will seep in.
Do not put your wine rack next to a window; direct sunlight and heat are definite with no regarding wine keeping.
A cool underground wine cellar is the ideal place, but if you do not have one then under the staircase would be okay.
Step.2. Serving temperature
You should serve different wines at different temperatures. This is because wine evaporates, and having the right temperature will release the proper amount of aroma. This would, in turn, add to its flavor. Hence monitor the storage temperature before serving.
Here is a short chart of the types and storage temperatures required, from lowest to highest.
Step.3. Opening a bottle of wine
Select which opener you would prefer using. Make sure you can handle the opener with no trouble at all and that you can open it in a single action.
If you are a beginner or a person who does not have much strength in your arms, it is wise to use an automatic electrical opener or a mechanical one which does not require much effort.
However, if you are well known for being closely associated with wine, it is wise to present yourself with a sommelier knife so that your guests will enjoy seeing your skills in action.
Step.4. The type of glass
The kind of glass you use to serve wine will affect the taste and temperature shift of your wine. A general rule of thumb which governs the three most basic types of wine is something that you should remember.
It is also something that you will not forget after awhile.
Red wine glasses are rather broad and stout, they are like a bowl in a sense, this allows the wine to have a larger contact surface with air, and it also makes swirling the wine easier.
The regular tulip-shaped wine glass, rather thin and fairly smaller than red wine glasses, this is to ensure the surface area is reduced to prevent the wine from warming up too quickly.
Pour all the wines which produce bubbles into a tall and thin glasses with a rim that is curved outwards. This helps to keep the wine cold and ensure proper bubble formation.
Use a decanter should if you are serving old wines. This separates the sediments. A decanter also allows the wine to get into contact with air at a suitable rate.
Step.5. Pouring wine
Pour it slowly into the center glass. Then try to get the tip of the bottle as close to the rim of the glass, and don’t make bubbles while pouring. Make sure your guest swirls the wine.
So that is all you needed to know about serving wine if you follow these steps you are sure to be a great host.