10 Most Important Things to Know About Wine

By Razille Mae Biaca / July 21, 2022 /
The world of wine is complex and hard to explore. There are uncountable types of wine in the world that one's life is not enough to taste of them. Let alone the facts about them- the countries, vineyards, grapes, fermentation, taste, etc. There are old vintage wines аre a separate topic, too. Anyhow, today we will try to learn the basics about wine- the 10 most important things to know about wine. 
  • Price is not quality

If you know nothing about wines, or very little, there is always that temptation to buy something expensive. This may work with many things, including wine, but not always. You don't have to spend $200 on a beautiful bottle of wine to appreciate it. Old Vintage wine, wood, and origin are three important aspects to consider when determining a wine's price. A good Barolo, for example, can cost anywhere from $75 to $100. This wine, which has been aged in oak barrels for at least three years, still has "room to expand." A Barolo wine is ideal for saving for special occasions because it can age for up to ten years in the bottle after it has been produced.
  • Popular Regions

The fact that Italy, France, and Spain are the world's top three wine producers tells you three things. For starters, they undoubtedly produce the majority of the world's bulk wine. Two, they make some of the best wine on the planet. Finally, all of the world's most popular wine varieties are produced in France, Italy, and Spain. Lately, top Armenian wines regions and Armenian wines are going viral worldwide too. Top Armenian wines are coming from Areni, Old Bridge winery, and from Armavir region. Lately, Voskeni, Karas, Zorah and Hin Areni wines are the most famous wines. Top Armenian wines are made from the local grapes (Voskehat, Kangun, Areni Noir) and from other worldwide famous grapes too. 
  • Popular Types Of Wines

Do you want to know what kind of wine you prefer? Take a look at just 18 distinct grape types, often known as international varietals. Light sweet white wines like Moscato and Riesling, as well as deep dark red wines like Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, are among them. Once you've tried all 18, you'll have an excellent understanding of the full wine spectrum. You'll also have a better understanding of your tastes.
  • Most Sold Wines Are Easy To Drink

It may sound alarming, but nearly 90% of the wines sold each day are made to be consumed within 18 months of creation rather than cellared and aged. While new wines tend to have more astringent tannins, just aerating or decanting your wine will assist to soften or mellow these tannins while also enhancing other aromas and flavors that may have been lost in the bottle. There's no need to second-guess whether you should preserve that bottle of Riesling for your tenth anniversary; you should definitely just drink it now. Most of your most commercially successful wines fall under this category.
  • How to Store Wines

The kitchen is one of the most popular, but inappropriate, places to keep wine. I once saw a person with a mini-wine rack next to their stove on their kitchen counter. The golden rule of wine storage is to keep it cool, dark, and away from temperature swings and vibrations, whether it's for the next month or the next decade. Do you see why keeping wine right next to the stove is the worst thing you can do? Because most wines today are designed for immediate consumption, it's unlikely that you'll spoil the wine if you don't follow these storage requirements. Particularly if you want to drink the wine that evening or throughout the weekend.
  • Wine Taste Depends On Your Taste Buds

While there are some fundamental traits to look for in grapes from specific locations, wine scents and flavors are largely subjective. I might get a whiff of pithy grapefruit from the same bottle, while you might get a whiff of oranges. You may detect jammy, cooked fruit, whereas I detect leather and smoke. Although the variations appear to be huge, the truth is that wine is a subjective matter. We detect flavors and scents that are familiar to us and bring back memories. We all have various life experiences, which have an impact on our senses. Sharing and comparing the aromas and flavors you detect in each wine is one of the most enjoyable aspects of wine tasting.
  • The Glass

If this isn't important to you, you could offer wine in a paper cup. However, if you want to get the most out of wine, the appropriate glassware may significantly (and noticeably) improve its olfactory qualities, how it flows into the mouth, and thus how you perceive its texture and flavor characteristics. This may appear pedantic, but it is a thing. It's become so popular that glassware makers have created custom-shaped wine glasses for various varieties.
  • Is Tart Flavour Planned?

Learn about the essential properties of wine now that you know what it is and where it comes from. Some wines have a tangy flavor. Acidity refers to the tartness of the wine. The alcohol content of some wines will warm/burn the back of your throat. Finally, tannin is a bitter/dry aftertaste that some wines leave in your tongue. Learn the fundamental properties of wine so that you may better explain what you enjoy.
  • Wine Is NOT That Complicated

Wine is a simple pleasure that should be savored. If you're interested, you can learn the vocabulary and details. But, at the end of the day, all you need is a wine opener and a glass to enjoy wine. You don't have to be concerned about whether or not your wine will complement your meal. Here is a tip: choose a wine from the country that your cuisine is from; as they say, what grows together goes together. Simple. It's wine, not rocket science, and your tongue will let you know if you've made a mistake.
  • Food Pairing

White wines go with lighter meals and white meats, whereas red wines go with stronger-flavored foods and red meat dishes, according to popular belief. The problem is that this "rule" is so basic that it prevents wine lovers from tasting the absolute glory of a Pinot Noir and grilled salmon pairing, or a Gewürztraminer and Thai coconut curry pairing.

Author Bio:

By Elijah, who is an English journalist, author, editor, and wine expert. She loves to enjoy spending time with her family. She is a geek who drinks and occasionally writes about what she's drinking and geeking over. She loves to drink old vintage wines and Armenian wines. She is also a member of the Society of Wine Educators.