Wine is probably the most widespread and historically notable beverage other than water and has been for centuries. Wine is the drink of kings, just as it is the beverage of choice for the wino on third street. Wine has played a major role in the rise and fall of several individuals, nations and even civilizations. The term “premium” is thrown about very casually in the wine industry and does not actually refer to the wine’s quality. The wine industry uses the phrase to classify wines that are retailed in stores for more than $7 a bottle based upon its annual industry sales stats in the United States.
Wine is a food that has captured the imagination of people for long nevertheless, wine will not withstand the faint of heart or the timid. If you want to make wine you will learn how unforgiving mother nature may be and how cold her heart may be from year to year. You will learn to have confidence in others with vastly more experience.
Unfortunately, not every restaurant lists premium wines by the glass and when it does, you do run the risk of paying a lot more per glass than if you bought the whole bottle. There is no shame is asking how many ounces are poured into a glass to compare against the purchase of the full bottle.
Most wine enthusiasts either secretly or openly harbor a fantasy of producing that perfect premium wine that pairs beautifully with their favorite meals or can stand on its own for casual sipping with friends. It might be a red or a white, made from your preferred varietal, and it can make your taste buds explode just thinking about it. But the realities always seem to disrupt the dream: You don’t have the apparatus, time, expertise, or knowledge about fermentation, to name just a few of the potential obstacles. But wait; there are now options for a clear and easy path to making your own premium wine.
Although every winery has professionals and equipment, it seems impossible to find one opening their doors for individuals who want to hand craft their own small batch premium wines. If you’ve never had real sangria before, then it’s time you indulged yourself. By simply adding a few choice fruits to your wine, it will make any occasion a party. If you prefer the dry wines, then you would probably select a wine with a small amount of residual sugar. The more sugar in the wine, the sweeter it will be. The sweeter wines tend to linger on your tongue a little longer, but if you like a crisp, dry wine, then stay away from the sweet wines.
If you’re saving that vintage wine for a special occasion, make sure it will improve with age, as some wines tend to spoil if they’re kept too long. The red wines are usually better choices for aged wine, because they form more complex subtleties. Most premium wines are only at their best many years or even years after their bottling.