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The Perfect Wine Choice Made Easy

Jul 31, 2008
Do you find it hard to pick out the perfect wine for a special dinner or event? We have a checklist of particular things to look for in a good wine. This should help you make a great choice in your next wine purchase.

1. The White Wines: Most commonly served as the first course, these wines do not have a really strong flavor, therefore leaving the taste buds relatively unaffected for the next course. Do not be afraid to ask the wine salesman for his advice. They will know exactly what year and which grape is best at this time.

The Cadillac of the whites would be a sparkling champagne. A good champagne would be served at only those very special events in one's life.

2. Red Wines: A nice hearty red wine such as a Merlot or Burgundy would be perfect with an Italian meal or with grilled steak, pork or lamb. Serving a good red with a meal can actually help to enhance the dinner.

A really nice red wine produced mostly in Oregon is the Pinot Noir. With its blend of plum, vanilla and blackberry flavors it would be a nice addition to any meal.

The peppery flavor of the Shiraz would be a great accompaniment to spicy Mexican or Italian meal. This is another wine that would also go well with a meal of beef or pork.

The perfect wine to complete an Italian meal would be a Chianti. With its rich flavor and deep red color it blends easily with ravioli and pizza. When you finish the wine, the beautiful raffia wrapped bottles make great candle holders and set the mood for your romantic Italian dinner.

If you are serving a tender rib roast, tenderloin steak, Chateaubriand, filet mignon, or tournedos of beef, a robust Burgundy would be just the ticket.

Your main concern when serving your friends a fine meal is that they are happy and enjoying the dinner. Everyone will have their own opinions of what is a good wine. Make sure you have a couple of different white wines and a few different reds. This way they can taste and choose for themselves. You could have an impromptu wine tasting.

If you are a true wine connoisseur you may want to experiment with your own creations. Producing your own wine at home can be quite rewarding. You can make a variety of fruit wines that would actually be a great addition with most desserts. If you would like to learn more about making wine visit Fruit Wine Making
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