Wine Selection

Wines are available in different flavors, colors, levels of dryness and in different mixture. They are used for cooking and to improve the flavor of meal or certain dish. Sparkling wines are used in celebratory events.

With wide variety of wine, selection o f the best wine is little daunting? Price, preference and pairing are the important points to be noted in wine selection. To gain a winning wines always keep this three "P"s in mind whenever you visit your wine merchant.

Price

To select the right wine, the amount pay for it acts as a key determining factor. Those days are gone where a good bottle of wine is available from only $30. But in today's market the good variety are available from $15. So to experiment the wine you need not to waste a bundle of money. Plenty of suggestions can be given by a decent wine merchant in your stated price range.

Preference

What will you be having along the wine or with whom you are sharing, will be your preference in case of wine. So when you arrange for a happy get together hour, you should always prefer the safe red and white wines. For people who are not able to cope up with the heavy bodied or hearties wines, buy them the softer merlot or pinot noir. To experiment a new variety of wine talk to your merchant about the great wines you have tasted and ask for recommendations about the other variety. If you are a beginner then Riesling, gew├╝rztraminer or Muscat dessert wine are highly recommendable.

Pairing

If you're planned to share your dinner, then the key ingredients should be taken into account. Will there be red or white meat? What type of herbs you will be using? Will there be spicy or fruit filled dishes? These questions play a key role in the selection of wine that you will pair with specific entrees. Lightly flavored meals will match well with white wines. Heavy meals are often complimented by both red and white wines. Pairing food and wine is 99% personal and 1% science.