Wine Tasting – A Preference For Red Or White

For many of us wine is something of a mystery and when we are buying wine it comes down to a simple choice between red and white and what our local supermarket has available in its “special offer” bin. But wine really isn’t such a mystery at all and, in this area at least, a little knowledge can get you a very long way.

The starting point is to understand the different types of wine available and here we can divide wines into five main groups.

1402_25Red Wine :-

Red wine is fermented from what many people would refer to as red grapes but which are in fact more correctly named black grapes. In the case of red wine the grapes are used whole for fermentation, that is to say complete with skin and pips, and it is the skin which gives the wine its red color.

There are a wide variety of black grapes available each with its own distinctive flavor which is derived principally from the soil and climate in the region where the grapes are grown. This, together with the winemaker’s art of mixing, allows us to enjoy a range of red wines from the deep blackcurrant color of the full-bodied and intensely flavored wines produced from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape to the lighter cherry and raspberry taste gained from the Pinot Noir grape.

Rose Wine :-

Rosé wines are again produced from black grapes but, in this case, the juice is separated off part way through the fermentation process and at the point at which the winemaker determines that the juice contains sufficient color to give the finished wine the pink color that he is looking for.

Once again the flavor of the finished wine depends very much on the grape used for fermentation and some of the finest rosé wines are produced from the Grenache grape. Often thought of as a French grape, Grenache noir is the world’s most widely planted grape and probably originates from Spain. As well as often being used to produce rosé wines, it is also commonly used as a base for many blended wines including such well known names as Chateauneuf du Pape and Cotes du Rhône.

Blush wine :-

Blush wine is sometimes referred to as California’s version of rosé wine and is produced in much the same way as rosé wine. In this case however the grape most often used is the Zinfandal grape which produces a slightly sweet pink wine which also shows a somewhat blue color. The Zinfandal grape originates in Croatia but has been grown widely in the US for more than 150 years now and is considered indigenous to California.

White wine :-

Believe it or not white wine can be made from either white or black grapes, as the juice from either grape is colorless and it is only the skin of the black grape that gives red wine its color.

The flavors available across the range of white wines vary tremendously according to the grape used, the winemaker’s art and the degree to which different juices are blended to create the finished wine.

Dry white wines often come from grapes such as Muscadet or Sauvignon Blanc while richer fruit-flavored wines are more likely to be based upon the Chardonnay grape.

Sparkling wines :-

Sparkling wines, of which Champagne is clearly the best known example, are based upon a dry white wine. Here the wine is bottled and a solution of sugar and yeast is added before the bottle is sealed. The sugar and yeast solution causes a secondary fermentation and sealing the bottles at the start of this process traps the gas produced by this fermentation within the wine to give it its sparkle when the bottle is opened.

7 Tips To Get Rid Of A Wine Hangover

7 Tips To Get Rid Of A Best Hangover

7 Tips To Get Rid Of A Best Hangover

How about teaming up your favorite meal with the best of wine this weekend? It sounds a great idea but don’t you think you may overindulge? Well, you may not mind this but what about the hangover you have to face, the other morning. How about spending you entire Sunday afternoon sitting inside the bathroom, with one hand on your forehead and the other on your stomach? Scary isn’t it?

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Buying Wine, Beer and Liquor for your upcoming wedding

With spring in the air, and the wedding season just around the corner, your plans may include a wedding at home, or reception in a private hall. The task at hand, purchasing alcohol for the wedding can be difficult. If not done with research and knowledge, very expensive to say the least. The last thing you will want to be concerned with is whether or not you will run out of wine for your guests. In this article we will look into the world of reception beverages and what you will need to have on hand to ensure success and pleasant memories. Continue reading

The best wines and spirits stores in New Jersey

Learn about the ways in which our distribution center works to continuously improve its functions in order to serve its clients better, serving up some of the best wine and spirits on the market from a plethora of wineries and distilleries for superior customer satisfaction year round.

We are a wine distributor with more than a decade of experience in the wine, spirits, and liquor store distribution industry and a passion for what we do. As a New Jersey wine distributor, we work hand in hand with restaurants and spirits stores to deliver them superior products in a logistically sensible way, satisfying all our customers in a timely manner and at a price that is sustainable. We consider ourselves to be one of the most innovative companies in existence, and because we strive for superior excellence in the way we do business, we’ve been able to acquire a dedicated customer base and a wide range of wines and spirits to satisfy a large number of different tastes and preferences. In order to sustain our business model as a New Jersey wholesaler, we’ve acquired one of the best labor teams to consolidate the packaging and order fulfillment side of our business. Experienced and practical, the compliance team we’ve organized has also led to a superior way of doing business which includes working with our suppliers to make sure that we never run short on a particular product or brand. This in itself has led to more transactions, with satisfied customers in every part of the country which falls under our distribution line. Continue reading