What you should look for when buying wine
Everyone would like to entertain his friends excellently and for most of them this includes a really good bottle of wine. However, the large selection of wines from all over the world in supermarkets does not make the decision any easier. Buying wine is often laborious with the variety of wines and winemakers in the store. I personally like to buy wine tasting packages from my partner online stores, like ebrosia or Vinos.
How can I recognize a good wine?
In the supermarket, the classification of a wine is the main thing that can tell you what kind of wine it is. According to the EU wine market regulation, which is valid throughout Europe, every wine should have its origin and a classification of its quality. Above all, awards on the bottle labels are evidence of good and award-winning wines.
You can recognize a good wine after opening mainly by its clarity and by the fact that it does not smell musty when opened. Also the smell of rotten eggs, sulfur or vinegar should seem Spanish to you and make directly recognizable that this wine is no longer suitable for consumption. Otherwise, like almost everywhere, it is a matter of “taste”. I prefer dry red wines, with character, while others prefer the sweeter variety. Experts speak of a high-quality wine, if you can still taste it for a long time.
Taste the wine yourself
I recommend tasting the wine yourself beforehand, if you want to give it as a gift or on special occasions. This way you will know if the wine tastes good and if you can serve it to your friends with a clear conscience. It is difficult to judge the quality of a wine by its price. Many wines are distinguished by well-known winegrowers or growing areas and are accordingly more expensive, but whether these wines also taste good is another matter. The label of a wine is also only a kind of business card and reveals about ingredients, origin and certifications, but nothing about the real taste.
Creativity in the choice of wine with food
The question of wine selection with food is always a topic, but it is not as fixed as many always think. For example, white wine only goes with fish and red wine only with meat is long outdated. Sure, a Rioja goes best with a hearty ham, but you could enjoy a Salice Salentino or a Chianti with pasta and tomato sauce. So let your creativity run free and just try it out. Feel free to write me your experiences.
Try good wine at wine-love
Have a look in our online store or in our wine store in Schlangenbad near Wiesbaden and choose a new wine from our wine selection!
Furthermore there are exciting virtual wine tastings and wine tastings directly at the winemaker await you here at Wine-love.de, which we also offer as private events according to your taste. From time to time we also organize pop-up wine tastings with nice company in the wine shop in Schlangenbad. You are always best informed about all events on our channels on Facebook and Instagram.