Does wine really need to be of a certain standard or quality to get the most out of it? Well, the ago old question still lingers with an aftertaste of uncertainty (pun intended) What exactly certifies wine as a good vintage?
From research and personal experience, I can most certainly assure you that you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to be able to enjoy a good bottle of wine. Although the low prices of wine might lead you to believe that quality is being compromised, the question is – is this really true? Ever considered that perhaps our minds have already been molded with the assumptions that the greater the price, the better the quality and taste? Lets break this cycle of thought by considering a few facts.
Distinguishing between vintages
Sure, expensive wine is great, to an extent, perhaps, however, you would have to be a true connoisseur with a remarkable palate to be able to distinguish between the most subtle differences. Which – let’s just be realistic, most of us aren’t. At the end of the day choosing a good wine all depends on your own personal taste.
Blind taste tests
A few blind fold tests conducted on the average person revealed that most people were not able to differentiate between the quality of the luscious juice, when given the option of a cheap wine in comparison to an expensive wine. I myself have done a few test runs, and being a wine lover myself, I must admit that I too could not discern between the both. Here is a video showing you that most can’t tell the difference between expensive and lower priced wines.
The secret to choosing a good wine is not in the quality, but in the taste. Wine has a range of hints from floral,oaky, chocolate, to fruity and much more. What you mostly pay for in wine is the age, and the oak barrel used to age the wine in. However, simply choosing the right wine is all that is required.
If you have dinner guests over, simply pairing the right wine to accompany particular dishes is all that it takes really bring out a real culinary experience. This will have your guests impressed and talking about your dinner party for days! Remember to do some research on which wine notes complements the food being served, and Bob’s your uncle! You have just saved a ton of money for those new pair of shoes.
Whether it be a simple wine party or evening dinner, all that really matters is the aroma, taste and quantity (rather than quality) that would really end off a bitter – sweet evening.