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The Importance of Wine Reviews

Nov 21, 2007
Wine reviews are not like any other reviews, the reader often listens and respects the differences of opinion presented by the critic. This is usually because the person doing the wine reviews has some type of expertise in wine tasting and can distinguish the highest quality wines from the rest. If someone happens to agree with the author of several wine reviews, the wine reviewer will build their reputation and be trusted with future purchases.

Like anyone offering an opinion, there is no guarantee that it will match the opinion of the reader. In some circumstances a person may read wine reviews about a specific brand and based on the review and go ahead and buy a bottle of that wine.

Once the wine is uncorked they may find themselves at odds with the opinion expressed in the wine review. However, buying based on the opinion expressed by one person in wine reviews is going to be a dangerous experience because everyone has slightly different tastes when it comes to drinking wine.

When considering buying a rather expensive bottle of wine, you shouldn't take one person's word as being the absolute truth. Reading wine reviews by several different tasters may provide a better overall picture of what the wine bottle holds. Once you have experienced a positive outcome based on the review by one taster, there is a good chance your taste will be in agreement in the future.

Becoming Wine Expert Is An Acquired Taste

Most people may enjoy the taste of a good wine and can tell the difference between good and bad wines. A few others will have no idea what they are drinking and believe that all the wine reviews are unrealistic expectations furthered by the wineries to sell more wine. The reality is there are more types of wine than just red and white.

Red wines, stored in woof barrels have a heavier flavor while white wine, left out of the wood, usually have a lighter, more drier taste. The types of grapes used, the source of the grapes and the fermentation process can create dozens of varieties of wines. Wine reviews help potential wine drinkers learn about the new blends of wines that mix the juice from different grapes.

While blended wines are just beginning to be mass marketed, the push for most wineries to remain consistent in their production so that the wine in every bottle has a consistent taste, texture and aroma. One of the key aspects found in wine reviews is how well the winery maintains the consistency of their product from year-to-year as well as through annual crop changes.

Try reading a couple of different wine reviews and see if you find a wine reviewer that has similar tastes in wine as you do. Try to follow up on their articles because most wine reviewers keep putting out material on new wines. You may find some interesting kinds of wine you wouldn't have found otherwise.
About the Author
Madison Greene is a fine wine connoisseur who has made it easy for people to add a personal touch to any occasion by offering top notch wines with customized personal and professional labels. You'll be amazed at what you can do with a easy-to-use online custom label tool. To view her entire wine list visit: www.SignatureWineAndBeverage.com
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