How do you serve a bottle of wine?
Chill red wine to 53-69 °F (12-21 °C). Always serve red wine below room temperature. Serve rich red wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, at a warmer temperature than light red wines, like Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Rich wines taste smoother when you serve them a little warmer.
What is the protocol for selecting and serving the wine for your guest?
Deliver the wine glasses – Place a wine glass to the right of each guest, being careful to only touch the stem. The position of the wine glass should be identical for each guest. If a guest refuses the glass, discreetly take it away.
How do you classify wine?
The most common classifications of wine are done by:
- place of origin (or appellation),
- vinification methods and style,
- vintage or varietal (which describes from what variety of grapes was selected wine been made).
What are the elements of wine?
The four elements vital to tasting wines are acidity, tannins, sweetness and alcohol. To determine different flavors it’s good to compare two different whites, and two different reds. Don’t forget to let the wine roll around in your mouth, or, open your lips and suck in some air to feel all of the wine.
How many bottles of wine should I bring to a dinner party?
A rule of thumb we use when hosting a dinner party is one bottle of wine per person. Tack on a few extras if you think the party will last more than three or four hours.
Who is the first person to serve with wine?
The Greeks may have even been involved in the first appearance of wine in ancient Egypt. They introduced the V. vinifera vine to and made wine in their numerous colonies in modern-day Italy, Sicily, southern France, and Spain.
When should wine be served?
White wines should be chilled for 20 minutes and red wines should be chilled for 10 minutes before serving.