- Don’t let big names, ratings or awards mislead you. There are also excellent wines that are much cheaper — they also could help you to “develop” wine taste.
- Focus only on your own taste and preferences. Popularity or specialist ratings do not necessarily mean that you will like the wine. We recommend recording the names of the wines you like to make it easier to choose the right wine the next time.
- By the way, our sets are also helpful to find your favorite wines.
- Always give the wine a second, and maybe even a third chance. Sometimes the wine may seem strange or not delicious on the first attempt, but it could reveal its taste in a second try, because it will be served with the right food. So, try it again at a different time — with a different meal or in a different mood.
- Use the right wine glasses to enhance your wine experience — this really a necessity. There are just as many wine glasses’ shapes out there as there are wines. The right wine glass helps some wines to breathe properly, and others — to stay chilled, so distinguish at least between a red and white wine glass.
- A glass of wine should be held by the leg, and not by the cup itself, so you will not leave prints on the glass and the warmth of your palm will not unnecessarily heat the drink thus changing its taste.
- Be cautious buying wines from supermarkets. This we advise you not out of «mercenary considerations”. You can easily find good wines at an exceptional price, but you also may be disappointed by wines that already had gone bad. The likely reason is improper storage. Supermarkets specialize in mass assortment, and wine is just one of many.
- You will not learn anything until you try — be open for experiments!
- But at the same time, be cautious with overly fancy bottles or labels. Colorful bottles and crazy labels may look hip, but good winemakers pay more attention to “inner values”.
- The aftertaste is most important! It all depends on what you feel after, how you finish. After a kiss, after a quarrel, after a look full of love — the finish is largely decisive.