Wine Etiquette to Know, Before Saying “Cheers”

21 12 2013

Thank God it’s weekend ! Yes, the much awaited weekend arrives. You wish to cheer a glass of wine with a bunch of your friends in the lush green ambiance of Forresta, which is undoubtedly a great idea.

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But this time, your friends would like to be at your place for the party. You’re also excited about the party and want to throw a party that your friends remember forever. But you are a bit nervous as you’ve never thrown a cocktail party before at home. Worry not! You just need to learn the social rules of how to store, serve and enjoy wine to make party a big hit. Here we go –

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As you know lighter white wines are great to serve before dinner. But serving them at the right temperature is essential.  The temperature at which you store and serve wine can alter the chemistry of the wine. The basic rule that goes with wines is “Serve Reds Warm and Whites Cold”. Red wine loses its acidic taste if served warmer than 65 degrees. Cold wines tend to lose flavors at around 45 degrees.

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Always uncork the bottle about an hour before you drink. The quality diminishes if a bottle is left open at room temperature for long.

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To choose right wine glasses is another aspect of wine etiquette that you must follow. Ensure your wine glasses are plain and transparent, made of crystal or glass. This allows you to appreciate the wine’s color in them. Wine Glasses must have a stem to hold. This avoids the heat of your hands to warm the wine.

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Another point you must make a note of is filling the glass precisely. Never fill a wine glass to the brim. Fill white wine glasses one-half full, red wine glasses one-third full, and sparkling wines such as champagne, about three-quarters full.

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Proper pour is also significant. Pour sparkling wines gently, so that bubbles of wines are preserved. And, pour the wine in the center of the glass to enable the aroma float upwards.

Hope, you are now perfectly set to welcome your guests! No matter what, your guests are undoubtedly going to have a great time and appreciate the thought you put into serving wines. So, raise a glass and toast. Cheers!

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