If you are not a huge fan of alcoholic beverages, some sophisticated beverages such as wine can be quite confusing. However, you do not have to worry anymore since we have your back! It is not a must for anyone to know detailed information about wines, especially when they do not prefer alcohol. On the other hand, knowing a little bit extra about something is totally harmless and gives you the opportunity for amazing conversations. If you want to become a wine guru, then the following information can create a great basis as a starting point.
Wine Names Are Inspired from Grape Types or Lands They Are Grown
In general, you cannot find detailed information on the wine glass about the ingredients or content. In most cases, you need to research it on the internet. Wine names are generally inspired by the types of grapes used during the fermentation or regions where these grapes were grown. Some well-known wines varieties are riesling, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and sauvignon blanc. All these are actually different types of grapes grown in countries such as New Zealand, South America, or Australia. Europeans usually name their wines with the region names.
Noble Varietals Are Just Grape Types
Someone may start talking about noble varietals to look sophisticated. Nothing should hold you back from participating in the conversation. This is because all these noble varietals, he or she will be talking about are just grape types grown in different parts of the world. Although there are more than a thousand grape types, which are used for fermentation, some of them are used more often and these are referred to as noble varietals. It may be challenging to keep all these types in your mind but in time, you will get used to them and remember them easily.
Vine-Harvest Does Not Have Importance Anymore
Back in time, the vine harvest year used to have great importance in terms of the quality of the beverage. However, this is not an important criterion anymore. In the past, we had very low control over our harvests. Depending on the year, some harvests were great for wine production because they were full of rainy seasons. However, today we have full control of our harvests. Greenhouses are one of the main elements that allow producers to harvest the finest quality grapes for fermentation. In addition to this, some automation systems can also boost the quality.
Some Wines Can Be Kept for Years While Others Don’t
Many people believe that the taste of every wine gets better and better in years. However, this is true to a certain extend. In general, high-end wines can be considered in this category. On the other hand, the wine bottles you are going to buy from your liquor store at affordable prices should be consumed as soon as you open the bottle. Their production year does not matter and in fact, most of these bottles have an expiration date. Therefore, make sure that you do not consume overdue wine while trying to look sophisticated.