A wine tasting is a ritual, but there are basics to enjoy it properly.
Always we must always take the wine glass by the stem and never embracing the cup, which would make the wine temperature change. We should note that the body temperature is around 36 ° C.
The wines should be taken at the right temperature at any time of year regardless of the temperature outside.
Young reds should be consumed in the year as well as white wines are not fermented in barrels (whose life is more durable) than Sparkling reserva or gran reserva also they are preserved longer. The reds of aging is well preserved on average 2-3 years. The reserves of 3-5 and Gran Reserve 5-7 Generous wines are those that longer life can be achieved without being depleted their qualities.
When the wine to consume is a great book or old vintages well worth serving, generously, without haste, and with plenty of time to let you breathe.
The cups should be transparent to appreciate all the features of wine body, color, texture, etc.
Most of the wine is served in a glass with a curve close to the glass, to help keep the aromas in the glass. The cups that open dissipate aromas. How is the thinnest glass cup, better to taste.
Body light wines are served before sweet wines. The basic rule for pairing your wine is to serve lighter wines before heavier, more tannic wines
If there is a red and white to begin with, open both at the same time and consume white and then red. Not vice versa.
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