Wine is a living liquid containing no preservatives. Its life cycle comprises youth, maturity, old age, and death. When not treated with reasonable respect it will sicken and die. – Julia Child
Been there. Done that. Is that how your bucket list reads? Then we are sure that you must have had your fair share of wine drinking. Freshers on a quest to fulfill their bucket lists or experienced pros having checked all their listings have always had a thing for wine drinking.
1. The Myth Of Cheap Wine
Many think that wine drinking HAS to be a costly affair. Wines need to be fine, costly and uber-classy. Right? At least most of you think so. The truth remains that inexpensive wines are really not bad in the literal sense. And you can dunk the rumors that inexpensive wines have high levels of arsenic. In case you like a certain wine and find wine drinking enjoyable if the bottle is easy on the pocket. Even science has no argument against it.
2. The Dollar Query
Wine drinking is an experience that does not actually depend on the price tag. Yes, you read it right. The price for wine is based on factors such as the brand, grape breed, agieng span and the like. However, wine cannot be judged based on pricing alone. Sometimes I have seen cheaper bottles contains quality finer than a hefty spend. The reason why wine drinking has always been associated with a costly price tag is akin to what economists call snob appeal. Wine tasters who are trained tend to like wine in blind tasters irrespective of their brand. This is a fact backed by surveyed research.
3. The Tannin Tale
Wine drinking generally leaves behind a dry-ish sensation in your mouth. This is something you owe to tannins. These are chemicals that naturally occur in red wine. These are also found in black tea. Tannins actually give a certain weight to wine. In absence of tannins, wine would be watery and flowy. It would not have any binding that allows the drink to stick to your saliva.
The interaction that the red wine has with your mouth leads to the feeling that it has a typical texture. Technically, this is called mouth-feel.
As we covered the question of pricing earlier in this feature on wine drinking, we again come to the same logic. Loving a real cheap bottle of wine is based on your perception. This is akin to liking non-branded banana chips. You would fall for the chain brands bit if you choose the non labelled or big chain labelled brands, you do not necessarily lose out on having good banana chips.
Latest studies have revealed that the knowledge of a hiked cost is interlinked with a pleasant wine drinking experience.
4. The Fruity And Flowery Feel
Wine drinking comes with a number of different aromatic notes.
There are certain tips to enhance your pleasure trip while you drink wine.
You could take two of bags with multi-flavored jelly shots. Separate them as per flavor. Keep these away for two days or some hours. Get hold of these shots and try guessing the original flavor of each.
You can pop in two different types in at once too. You might get a flavor impulse that is not even true to the real flavor. This is what happens in the case of wine. Flowery or fruity is a matter of what wine you are drinking and how.
5. The Smell Story About Wine Drinking
The major part of wine drinking is allied to smelling it. Experts believe that wine can smell differently, depending on if it is exposed to the open or and for how long a span. The changes happen due to the air mixing with the surface of the wine. Wine drinking changes as an experience when you leave it out in the open.
Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living. – Robert Mondavi