Drinking a glass of wine is one of the pleasant things in life and it has become increasingly familiar. Yet many feel the area of ??wine is always a bit insecure. Unsure what to choose, you uncertain whether the wine would give a proper treatment, and especially uncertain in combining with snacks and meals. Wine is not really “difficult”. Common sense, good taste and a bit of what knowledge is all that is needed.
What is wine?
It is basically fermented juice of freshly picked grapes. All drinks, from other fruits may not be called “wine”.
Red, White, Pink
Red wine – made ??from red grapes: the skin is the pigment that makes red wine. The grapes are crushed, they have the entire mass of skins and juice together yeast and middle or at the end of fermentation time, this mass pressed. The fermentation process, the dye from the skins and certain flavors in the juice come.
White wine – can be prepared from both blue and white grapes – all grape juice is white. For white wines, the grapes are pressed as soon as possible after picking and allowed to ferment white juice without the skins. The golden champagne for example is partly blue and partly made ??of white grapes.
Rose – made ??from red grapes, thereby obtaining the peel only very short, often only one night, let it ferment the juice. The fermenting, pink colored juice is allowed to drain on clean barrels. The yeast then continue, without peeling. For sweet pink is the same as for white wines, dry rose is preferable.
Store: cool, dark and quiet
Wine likes three things: cool, dark and quiet. Try to find a spot. Maybe in a large closet, perhaps in a shed in the basement, perhaps in a closet or under a staircase in the hall, maybe a hobby room where not too hot.
Wine should always be stored horizontally, because the cork should remain moist, so the neck remains sealed.
The temperature in your wine storage must stay underd 16 to 18 degrees. White and rosé wines are more sensitive in temperature and white wines are particularly light. If you want to keep white wines, you should really keep it in a cool, dark corner (possibly in the box), where it was not warmer than 12 to 14 degrees. Sherry and port are fortified wines, to which additional alcohol has been added, making them much stronger than regular wine, in different senses: more alcohol, but also stronger constitution. Usually they are closed with a screw cap. They can therefore keep standing.