Do you think it was easier to serve wine in those days? There weren't any articles to tell you what to do. So in a sense we are better off today.
Just about everybody does. Without being a fanatic, you will find that an appropriate wine glass helps bring out the best in your wine. The same goes, even more so, for the serving temperature. You'll learn how to deal with spliled wine (instead of crying over it), and know what to do in a wine-tasting room. While we do not necessarily agree with each author's affirmations, we only present articles that we feel are of value. We plan to add relevant articles from time to time.
Richards describes how following some simple guidelines can increase your enjoyment of wine. Even uncorking the bottle too soon or too late can diminish the wine's taste.
Enjoy Your Favorite Wine...But With Some Rules
"For occasional enthusiasts, collectors and cellar owners, the essence of wine etiquette heightens the experience. "
Neilson tells you in great detail that you should drink what you like, and how to experiment so that you'll end up liking more and more wines.
"Work up to these experiments. Try the more obvious ones first. If you go from a nice oaky Australian Chardonnay to a Gewurtztraminer right away you..."The First Rule of Wine Drinking
Kreider has some admittedly controversial ideas for what to do with leftover wine.
"I am assuming your house is normal and you have had this experience: after opening a couple of bottles or wine, or more, for a party or dinner..."Left Over Wine
This short article can really help you out when, it's inevitable, somebody spills red wine. You might want to memorize key sections.
"Red wine spills can be a disaster whether they occur in your home or onboard your $43 million executive jet..."Overcoming Red Wine Spills
Szvetcz informs the reader about serving temperature, the choice of wine glasses, decanting, and handling wine leftovers. Along the way he debunks some wine myths.
"...When in doubt, it's better to serve the wine..."Serving Wine
A bottle of fine wine and a pair of plastic juice glasses are not enough. The right glasses, opener, decanter, and wine cooler will increase your enjoyment. And Powell tells you how to keep your wine glasses clean so that tomorrow's wine is as delicious as today's.
What is soup without a spoon? What is pen without paper? What is wine without accessories? If you said..."Wine Accessories - The Things You Need
Best describes wine corks, both natural and artificial, from all angles. He states the problems associated with natural corks, and gives his opinion about screw-tops. You may or may not agree with him, but you should give some of the better screw-topped wines a try.
"Keeping a wine bottle sealed is probably the most important factor when it comes to maintaining a good wine. A cork..."What Is Corked Wine?
Bicais lists lots and lots of rules associated with wine tasting rooms, restaurant services, and hosting dinner parties. And, when he explains them, these rules make sense.
"When choosing a wine from a restaurant's wine list, the main goal is ..."Wine Etiquette With Ease