You don’t have to be a sommelier or have gone to school for oenology to enjoy wine drinking. Knowing the basics and having a few tips in your back pocket can make you better than ever before at selecting, preparing, pairing, and enjoying wine.
Whether pouring yourself a glass to enjoy on your own or selecting and serving wine for a dinner party, you can handle wine like a pro by knowing a few good tricks and tips. Here are Winedom’s five starter tips for helping you impress.
It’s no secret that wine has become far more accessible over the last two decades. This means you can’t just pick up any old bottle and cross your fingers – because it’s likely that those coming to your dinner party will have already tasted that bottle and be able to offer a different choice. The key, these days, to picking wine is knowing what you like, what goes with what you’re serving, and what will impress.
Syrah? Shiraz? Here’s an easy way to understand and remember the difference with three rules.
Shiraz and Syrah are often used interchangeably when discussing wine and sometimes, late at night in a quiet bar, you might hear a debate over whether or not there is an actual difference. The easiest answer is: it depends. If you’re talking about grapes there is one answer, but when discussing wine there could be more.