A Novice’s Guide to Selecting the Best Wine

Making good wine is a skill but making fine wine is an art!

What does it say about the person who knows how to select the perfect wine? He is the highest degree sommelier, the finest of wine connoisseur’s and a big fan of some of the best wines.

Unfortunately, not everyone is adept at reading wine bottle labels, determining its quality and worth.

As a novice, you will have a lot of trouble when it comes to selecting the best wine for any occasion! Following are some helpful pointers to guide you towards heavenly bliss:

Take Note of the Three ‘P’s of Selecting Wines

Look at these 3 helpful and guiding Ps when selecting wines…

  • Price
  • Preference
  • Pairing

Keeping them in mind will even out the odds in your favor as far as selecting a winning wine every time comes in the question.

Different Wine Types – Discovering Each One

Do you know the basic differentiating factors between a red and a white wine? Most beginners know the difference but this alone won’t select the best wine!

It is equally important to learn all the wine types and varietals before setting out on your quest.

Essential wine types are Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel among many more!

Explore Wine Region

What is the best thing about wine? Every in the world dabbles in the art of wine making according to their processes. These countries are referred to as old world or new world!

Old World – Comprising of regions in the world with long and rich histories of wine production, such as parts of the Mediterranean and Europe. Some well-known and well-loved old world wine regions are France, Germany, and Italy!

Characteristics of these regions are based on terroir i.e. unique soil and climate considerations.    

New World – As the name suggests, this region characteristic is primarily used to describe newer wine producing regions (Chile, U.S., and Australia).

All these regions have two things in common: hotter climates and use of different labeling methods such as using grape variety rather than regions on label.

Expand Your Wine Preference

Following are some pointers that will help you out if looking for a foreign labeled wine bottle:

  • Look for American wines from Oregon and California’s Napa and Sonoma counties
  • Tuscany produces the best wine in Italy – look for Chianti in particular
  • In the market for a good Australian wine? Your best bet is a Shiraz
  • Some of world’s best wines is produced in France’s Burgundy, Champagne, and Bordeaux region

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