How To Buy Wine
Every gentleman and lady knows how to buy wine. Are you a possible mannerist in training? Well, know this: buying wine is like buying class and a bottle says a lot about your tastes in life. Go ahead, read a few and crack open some aged cellar wine while you are at it.
Here is what you will need in order to buy wine with dignity:
- Up to $100, depending on the brand of wine
- Do your research. Certain well-known wine critics will definitely have a valued opinion on all kinds of wine. The grape juice you plan on purchasing might, in actuality, be terrible to the taste buds. Bottom line, remember to check out what others have to say. Who knows? They might be right!
- Understand that different locations have good and bad years. Italy, for example, had an excellent 2005 batch with Italian wines scoring big across the board. Unfortunately, with that being said, familiarity is often a big disappointment to some avid fans. Not only can some years be letdowns, but some familiar brands can accidently give unfamiliar taste sensations.
- Take a list to the store to be prepared. No one wants to look like a fool purchasing wine. Wines that sell for under $20 with a great rating are the kind first-timers should take up on. Pricier wines may not appeal to either the novice wine tester's wallet nor his taste buds. Be safe and conservative your first time at the liquor store.
If you want to buy wine, you will need a lot of patience. It really isn't easy to pick out which variety matches both your tongue and wallet's preferences, but with a little devoted time, your favorite wine may just be yours soon enough.