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Guide to choosing a good wine

Sara Manaure
4 min read

Today there are many types of wines. All from different vineyards and coastal areas that provide the palate with a unique flavor.

However, choosing a good wine is not always easy, so I bring you this wine guide to help you.

So that you can choose a wine with the naked eye without tasting it, it requires that you have a high knowledge of the subject. If, on the other hand, you have the ability to try it and taste it, I present the following recommendations to make a good choice.

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How to choose a good red wine?

Regarding red wine to choose a grape that everyone likes, we have information on the following strains: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon are highly sought after.

There are people who are guided by their cost, the more expensive the better, although this is not always the case.

If it is a question of bringing a red wine to a meal, if it is known what the dish will be, it is recommended that the acidity of the wine is equal to that of the meal. That is ideal because the acidity of the food cuts the wine. Red wine is recommended for red meat.

Red wines are characterized by having a particular bitter and smoky flavor with a touch of spice, as if we were eating blackberries. Although the sensation that younger vintage wines give is not the same as eating apple.

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What to consider when choosing a good sweet red wine?

Something that can help us when choosing is to know What is the sweetest kind of grape? And so look for this information on the labels, where the strain is shown. The Merlot Sauvignon Blanc, Moscatel and Riesling grapes are known for their sweetness, among others.

Well, the first thing is to know how to determine that a wine is sweet, there are indications on the label of the levels of sugar it must contain, it must be greater than 45 g per liter to consider it sweet.

If you are allowed to try it, it should not leave a dry feeling in your mouth after holding it for a while. You will feel its sweetness.

We can do some more research and find out which are the most popular brands. Port and Jerez are known as the sweetest red wines.

If you are a casual consumer of this drink, it is better to select red wine with a shorter aging time, which is called young wines, guaranteeing that its flavor is pleasant to all.

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Particular recommendations

Due to the acidity, when choosing a wine, the recommendation is to select a young vintage wine. This if you do not know the taste of the taster, or is not an expert in the field.

Another way to select it is by paying attention to the country where it comes from, hot and dry countries give better wines. They also tend to have labels that distinguish it by its controls such as the sealing, so we will know that it is a healthy wine.

If you can try it before deciding which one to take, we recommend following your instincts, if you try it, and you like it, that's the wine. Also, in your tasting you can put detail to the aroma and flavor if they are balanced has a point in favor.

If the flavor remains in your mouth for a long time, it is an indication of quality. Remember that you must also consider the occasion and the food that can accompany the moment.

Among so many options in the end, your taste and the combination of flavors you want to achieve will prevail. As well as the level of alcohol that this may have.