Before I begin this post, I just want to let you know that I am not in any way a wine connoisseur or in any level a sommelier. I do however have studied wines, spirits, and beers. This made me like wines even more now that I know a little bit more about it. Alcohol beverages is so much more than just drinking. It is about connecting and socializing with other people, where you can make memories that you can look back to in the future.
In this post, I am going to share with you some basic wine information that I have learned. And hopefully you also learn a thing or two from this post!
Wine is made out of fermented grapes, not the grapes that we buy from the grocery store but actual grapes that are specifically not for eating but for drinking. There are thousands of different grapes all around the world that is used to make different blends of wine.
To break it down further, the simplest way to explain this is that red or black grapes are used to make red wine while green grapes are used to make white wine. There are many other factors as to how to get the the sweetness or the dryness of wines. But to make it simple, White wines are the lightest and the Red wines are the boldest.
You probably often hear the saying “Wine is an acquired taste.” People who are not accustomed to wine will not like it or will only drink it on certain occasions. From my perspective, you have to ease your way into the world of wine by starting from light wines and work your way up. I started off drinking moscato which is a very sweet white wine. It is made from the Muscat grape hence the name, and it was originated in Italy. You might have seen the pink moscato bottles from store and the difference of the two is that it is mixed with merlot to give it that color. Other pink wines are not mixed like that but I’m not going into detail about that right now. To give you more information about wines, its alcohol percentage does not go up to 16% although you will see other wines that do have higher percentage but the average is this. If the alcohol percentage goes even higher, it turns into a brandy.
If I do drink moscato now, it tends to be a little too sweet for my palette has changed. You will notice as soon as you try other blends, your palette will change and you will understand more about the aromas and the taste. I still do enjoy sweet wines and my current favorite is Rosé. It is easy to drink and it has the aromas of berries and roses. Sounds good right? You can drink it any day of the year and I love pairing it with chocolate!
For me, it is important to know these types of information so that I can fully understand the concept. You appreciate more what you have in your hand and soon enough you will be one of those people who enjoys a glass of wine. I have more exciting things to say but this is it for now. If you want to know more information about wine please subscribe to my e-mail newsletter to help you get updated with my next post. Until next time!