Some Myths About Wine

This is for the passionate wine-drinkers. Wine is all about the beauty of its savory experience, but there are a lot of myths and practices that we do, which may cause us to miss out on the beauty of such an experience. You’ll be surprised to know how many of the things we do are not so good for a wine tasting experiment. • Red wine should only be served at room temperature: This was true when the average room temperature was much cooler, but not anymore. Most red wine is best served at a temperature of 57 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit. • Red wine can cause more headaches: It is said that red wine has a higher amount of sulfites or sulfur dioxide. They don’t – they have less added sulfites than white wine. In actuality, sulfites don’t cause headaches…they actually induce allergic reactions in asthmatics (just thought you should know). • Wine goes best with cheese: Oops – wrong again. Not all cheese is the perfect partner for wine. Sometimes the heavy texture of the cheese can actually block the tongue’s ability to adequately experience the goodness of the wine. • Mature wine is more expensive: This myth of buying wine while it’s cheap (not mature as yet) is nonsense. Wine is dependent on the market condition, not its age. If the wine isn’t in great demand, its price won’t go up much as time progresses. For instance: “That is why we can find some 1986 Bordeaux for under US$50.” • Let the bottle breathe: Nope! You have to let the wine breathe, not the bottle. Opening the bottle for about an hour before you drink it doesn’t do a thing. Air can barely get into that narrow bottle neck. It would be much more effective if you let the wine sit in yout glass to breathe. So go ahead with your wine and forget about these silly myths that have kept you from experiencing its full savor. We can offer you professional grade wine storage for your wine collection and we can also get advice about storing your wine at home. Give us a call to discuss the climate controlled and secure wine storage options we have available to keep your fine wines safely stored in our wine storage facility in New Jersey.



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