One Glass Of Wine
You know, some people have this idea that wine is wine. Of course red is red and white is white, but other than that they have no real idea of the depth and breadth of tastes and aromas that are in play here.
I’m going to make sure you’re not among the group of people who make that mistake. I have a belief that if you’re going to drink a glass of wine, it should be a good one. After all, why should you settle for a mediocre taste when you can enjoy a great taste instead?
Hang on though – does this mean I have to go out and buy expensive bottles of wine?
No you don’t – and that’s the secret I am going to share with you here! You see, it’s not only the bottle of wine you choose to drink that matters. It’s also the way you drink it. I’m not talking about drinking from a bottle instead of a glass of course – no, there is a neat trick you can use that really enhances every single wine you’ll ever drink in the future.
Here it is. We’re talking about aerating a single glass of wine. You may have heard of aeration before but you might not know exactly what it’s all about. So let’s explore the process first.
Is it complicated?
Not at all, and let me assure you that you don’t need any expensive or complicated equipment to do it with. If you’re going to drink a single glass of wine, all you have to do is uncork the bottle and pour some into your glass.
It’s a good idea to leave a gap of a few inches in between the mouth of the bottle and the top of the glass as you do this. Aerating your wine basically means getting some air into it, and by pouring it in this way you will enable more air to get into it.
Now we all love having a taste of the wine immediately it’s poured, but leave it for a few minutes for the aeration process to really get going. Then you will see just how effective it can be to have a little patience!
The idea is that aeration releases some of the aromas that have been corked up in that bottle. Air actually enhances a wine once it has been made and bottled, so by letting the air do its work you can enjoy an even better wine.
Can it really make a wine taste a lot different?
Yes it can. Try it with a bottle of inexpensive Californian red and see what effect you get. You might be surprised to learn it can actually take on a more European taste simply by giving it that extra bit of time to breathe and aerate once it leaves the bottle.
Try it and enjoy it! If you’re only going to have a single glass of wine, it’s good to ensure it tastes as good as it possibly can.