Wine Coolers Used in Storing Wine
How is storing wine? Do you ever plan on having a romantic and cozy dinner with your special loved one? Or would it be the right time to get a happy bonding and family get-together? On any of the two occasions, one common thing to find is the intoxicating and sweet taste of the wine of different flavors. Take note that in any dinner or occasion, both casual and formal, wine would always play its vital role in the Western culture.
Wine is truly indispensable in making a toast, in proposing and announcing the most-celebrated wedding of the year. It’s no longer a secret that its taste increases once it grows older. Therefore, the process of storing and making wine is important but not everybody is an expert in making wine. Some people only know how to store wine at home that is why they make use of a wine cooler.
In the event of preparation, storing wine is necessary in order to retain its complete taste and aroma. It merely requires certain conditions so that the speed of taste and ageing increases. First, wine must be kept away from direct sunlight at room temperature to accelerate the ageing process. Therefore, wine coolers must be used in order to maintain a stable temperature.
Nevertheless, not all people can afford to buy a wine cellar to place in their homes especially if they stay in apartments in a populated urban or city. Instead of wine cellars, portable wine coolers are ultimate solution to answer your problem in storing wine properly. It can remain throughout its consistent and right conditions until you serve wine with your special guests.
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Wine coolers primarily come in different sizes and types to ensure the preservation of your precious wine all-year round. Actually, they are units that can electronically retain the temperature and humidity of the wine as it remains intact for a long period of time without using a proper cellar.
Furthermore, wine coolers mostly come along with racks to ensure that the bottle stands at the right position. Tinted glasses are normally present in order to protect the wine from the effects of ultra-violet rays. The good news is that many wine coolers of varied types and features can be purchased in the market as they differ in their storage capacities and cooling methods for wine. You are given a chance to choose a wine cooler that will ultimately serve your needs.
In addition, there are wine coolers that can instantly alter the temperature depending on the type of wine as well as its requirements. Look at some wine coolers with a defrost feature so that the formation of frost can be prevented on bottles. With a wide range of patterns and styles for wine coolers, you can get one that serves its decorative purpose while you set it on the dining table.
Or if you want, you can choose an attractive wine cooler that blends along with your furniture and kitchen appliances. It can entertain your guests who frequently visit your kitchen to have a look at your wine coolers and wines!
A Wine Lover’s Weekly Guide To $10 Wines
I’m sure that you know about the beauty of the French Mediterranean, an area affectionately called the “Midi”. In opposition to Tuscany, this fantastic region is not particularly well known for fine wines. Many local wines are roses, which are best consumed on a terrace overlooking the sea. The grape Picpoul de Pinet is mostly grown in the Languedoc region of France, bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. It is both blended and made into varietal wines.
Let’s start with the marketing materials. Picpoul de Pinet is a grape variety that is a perfect example of the Mediterranean climate in a bottle. Expect hints of citrus, curry, spice, garrigue, and floral in a racy/fresh frame. It is an excellent palate refresher or would match a grilled prawn dish. And now for my review.
I started by sipping this wine alone. It was acidic and refreshing providing a note of honeysuckle. I tasted it with barbecued chicken thighs, French fries spiced with rosemary and garlic, accompanied by green beans cooked with crushed tomatoes. The wine was clearly acidic. It tasted of honeysuckle and citrus with sweet notes. Bizarre, it was sometimes short and sometimes long but always palate cleansing and sometimes metallic.
A French (Mediterranean) White Wine
The second meal involved baked chicken breast in a potato puree, accompanied by green beans in a tomato sauce. I apologize for the double chicken tasting. I did try this wine with shepherd’s pie but because of some dental work, the tasting was painful and not at all informative. Anyway, with the chicken breast, the wine was lightly sweet with even a taste of honey and refreshing acidity. The Picpoul was moderately long and mouth-filling, quite a pleasant match.
The next meal consisted of an omelet with a commercial artichoke dip and Japanese rice crackers. I felt lip-puckering acidity. The citrus shadow of the wine lasted a long time. The wine was definitely muted by the acidic dip. Interestingly enough, it came out the best with the rice crackers. Later during the meal the wine softened. It became sweet once more in the presence of Wasabi peas.
I finished the tasting with two kinds of cheese. The first cheese was a Provolone. The wine tasted fairly fruity and had good length and acidity. This was better than an average wine and cheese pairing. The marbled Cheddar succeeded in muting the wine, in particular its acidity. This pairing was not nearly as good as the preceding one.
Final verdict. Mixed feelings. There are lots of good $10 wines out there. I don’t see the point of returning to this one. But maybe I’m too harsh. For $10 what can you usually expect from an expensive wine producer such as France?