In general you should really serve wine at a no more than the 650F mark. Anything more than that will make the wine taste different. But that’s only in general. Ideally each wine or wine type has a certain wine serving temperatures at which it’s best served and these are what you should be aiming for.
Unfortunately we can’t always hit this mark, so the best advice I can offer you is not to let it go beyond 65 degrees fahrenheit . To ensure this you can always chill the wine beforehand, and if you need to, bring the temperature of it up to the right level before you serve it by leaving out to warm.
The guide I have given in this article is just a small one and by no means contains all the wines or the temperatures needed. These are also only guidelines and to be used as such... more
Taking a trip to the wine store for the first time can be quite a challenge; you will see different kinds of wine in various colours and names. Most of the time, the labels would indicate dry wine or sweet wine.
So, how do you know the difference between a sweet wine and a dry one enough to make a suitable decision?
Basically, a wine that is not sugary is described as a dry wine, needless to say, dry wine is on the extreme opposite of a sweet wine. It goes like a sweetness spectrum that runs from dry, off-dry, medium dry, medium, medium sweet, to sweet. This criterion is more precisely determined through the LCBO Sugar Code that measures the amount of residual sugar on the wines. The rates go from 0 to 30 with the former indicating very dry while the latter indicating very sweet and the ra... more
Though the name champagne already connotes prestige in itself, in giving champagne gifts, it is also a must to know the brands or houses from which your champagne came from. Here’s a list of some of the popular champagne brands or houses that grace lovely champagne gift baskets the world over.
- Moet et Chandon’s Dom Perignon – This champagne has been hailed the King of all Champagnes. It is a cuvee de prestige, which is defined to be a proprietary blend of top calibre for a house. To receive this as a champagne gift is truly an honour in itself worth celebrating.
- Louis Roederer’s Cristal – This champagne is quite a connoisseur’s delight with its refined richness and depth. Also a cuvee de prestige, Cristal was once only offered for the consumption of the Russian Tsar until it w...
When you think of a bottle of red wine you often think of Christmas or wintertime. Great with cooked meats and comfort food it is often not seen as a wine for the summer.
However when you think about the places that produce red wines they are mainly places which have a lot of sunshine over the summer months. The people who live in these regions drink red wine all year round – so perhaps it is time to look at red wine through different eyes and think about how it can work as a summer drink.
The most obvious place for red wine is the barbecue. A proliferation of grilled meats make red wine the obvious choice when choosing you barbecue drinks... more
Wine, when it was only French, was a luxurious drink of the rich and the classy. Wine, in its democratized forms, is now a luxury made available at every supermarket and has come a far way from its tradition of being produced in France and Germany.
Lately wine drinkers have the choice of selecting their bottle of wine produced in the vine yards of California, Chile, Australia and India, to name a few. Wine had always had a high brand image as a drink meant only for the aristocrats unlike beer, whiskey and brandy which is more associated the common man’s pub drink.
Complimenting this established popular perception, good French wine cost you the earth... more