study of wine can be captivating. Because wine is alive, every wine is a fresh experience.
The contents of each bottle change with age, change with the way it is made, change with
temperature. Indeed, the volatility of wine is the key to its allure.
The appreciation of wine, however, is a personal
matter. Your own estimation of a wine is not to be challenged by an authority. That the
wine pleases you is all that is required. The fact that an authority may deem your choice
less than perfect should cause you no anxiety at all, since the appreciation of your wine
is yours and yours alone.
Possessing a little knowledge about the subject of wine can help you to
achieve a greater understanding and help you enjoy wine even more. The purpose of this A to Z section
is to provide you with easy-to-find facts.
course, people raised in countries where wine is no more than a part of everyday life
usually ignore our refined conventions about drinking wine. Tradition and mystery
regarding wine help to add to its romance. However, charm is one thing, enjoyment another.
Few people can recognise a particular wine without recourse to label or
price. These individuals have a highly developed recall of taste and smell and an
extensive knowledge of how wine is made. A wine "connoisseur", which clearly is
an easier objective to achieve, can express his or her own preferences. On the other hand,
a wine "snob" is someone who makes their choices based mainly on label and
price, and tends to emphasise a wine's shortcomings instead of its virtues.
And if enjoyment of wine is not enough, wine is also beneficial to our
health. Wine contains Vitamin B and some of the mineral elements essential to human life.
Wine can help settle the nerves and is an excellent tranquilliser. In reasonable
quantities it makes you feel happy. An agreeable representation of well-being and
civilisation, wine is good for you. Use the A
to Z to help you to enjoy it. Even more!