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Old 01-22-2009, 06:22 PM
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Drink responsibly when you are enjoying a drink. Don't drink if you are under the age of 21, and most importantly don't drive if you drink.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:15 PM
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There are many different varieties of wine, based on the grapes used to make the wine, as well as the region where the wine was produced. Some of these varieties include cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir, pinot grigio, shiraz, charonnay, chablis, riesling, and zinfandel.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:16 PM
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Most white wines are best when served just chilled and not at a truly cold temperature. If you are storing the wine in the refrigerator, let it warm slightly before serving.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:16 PM
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Red wines are generally best served at room temperature; however, you may find that some lighter-bodied reds do have a better flavor if served slightly chilled. Try it both ways and see which you prefer.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:16 PM
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If you are trying to pair wines with the meal that is being served, try to serve wines that will compliment what you are serving. With appetizers, consider a white wine or sparkling wine. Generally, red wines go best with red meats, duck, or other wild game, and white wines are best served with fish and seafood. However, this may not always be the case. A lighter-bodied red wine may work better with a grilled fish (such as swordfish or grilled tuna steak), or a fish entree that is served in a tomato-based sauce. And when serving wine with chicken, you need to take into consideration the method by which the chicken has been cooked, and the sauce that it may be served in, when choosing the wine.
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If you are storing a bottle of unopened wine, it is best to store it on its side. This will help keep the cork moist and prevent oxygen from entering the bottle. It is also best to store the wine in a cool, dark place with no direct sunlight.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:17 PM
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If you need to chill a bottle of wine quickly, the best way is to place the bottle in a bucket filled halfway up with ice, water, and a little bit of salt.
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Wine, particularly red wine, may sometimes benefit by being decanted into another container before serving. The purpose of this with an older wine is to remove sediment that may have accumulated in the bottle from the wine, and with younger wines, decanting helps aerate the wine. If you need to decant an older bottle of wine, it is best to let the bottle stand upright for between twelve and twenty-four hours before doing this.
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When holding your wine glass, hold the glass by the stem and not by the top portion, or "bowl," of the glass. Holding a glass by the bowl will increase the chance that the wine itself may be warmed by the warmth of the hand holding the glass.
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If you need to store an unfinished bottle of wine, it is best to refrigerate it, as the chemical processes that may damage the wine will take a longer time to occur in a colder temperature. You may also wish to re-cork the wine, or decant it into a smaller half-bottle if you have one available. Try to drink the remainder of the bottle within one day, since after that the wine may be degraded to a point that it is no longer drinkable.
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Try to find wines that you love drinking and would enjoy a glass of every night. Most wine drinkers like to have at least one glass with their meal every night so you should have a selection of wines that speak to your tastes rather than ones that other people simply recommend. Look for "everyday" wines that you can afford and that taste good to you. Then every once in a while, splurge on an excellent bottle for those special occasions.
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Experimenting with new wines? Not all wine has to be expensive to be enjoyable. Specialty food stores, such as Trader Joe's, Whole Foods Market, and Cost Plus World Market have a wide selection of wines available at a reasonable price that should satisfy your thirst for a nice wine that can be consumed at any time and not just special occasions. Trader Joe's, in fact, has their own private label, Charles Shaw, that is commonly referred to as "Two-Buck Chuck" because of its low price, but their variety of wines has won numerous awards.
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