Sep 08 2016

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Many people enjoy a decent glass of wine with their meal as it often complements the taste of the food in front of you – especially if the two have been paired together. Pairing depends on whether you know how to choose the right type of wine to go with your meal or not, and this can take some practice.  

If you are a bit of a wine connoisseur, then you may well have many bottles sitting in your cellar. Therefore, you may want to invest in a custom wine rack to organise your wine collection according to age or category.

It is always an idea to opt for wine from a warmer climate, such as Australia, France, etc. Wines from a warmer climate have a better-developed taste and appeal. It isn’t necessarily always a good idea to follow a particular wine critic’s advice unless you know that they have a similar palate to you; every critic has a personal preference – and many wines require an acquired taste.

A lot of red wines are matured in oak barrels for longer because the tannins from the wood enhance its flavour. As white wine is more of a subtle tasting wine, therefore, it is very rare to mature white wine in this way.

Don’t always opt for the biggest or best-looking bottle of wine in store; this isn’t necessarily the best tasting wine on the shelf – in fact, it can be quite the opposite.

Top Tip: Remember, not all wines taste better with age. Many wines are made to drink as soon as they are opened. For the wines that do taste better with age, however, it is best to store them in your custom wine rack.

So go on, treat yourself to a beautiful wine to complement your meal. Enjoying a meal with the right wine is a special occasion in and of itself, as any connoisseur knows.  Pick your perfect bottle and store the rest in your custom wine rack.

For more information on bespoke wine racks and storage, contact our friendly team here at Cranville Wine Racks today.


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