How to Choose the Perfect Wine for an Anniversary Dinner
When you plan your anniversary dinner, you want everything to be perfect, right from the outfit, venue, food, and drink. For an ideal night, you might want to start or end it with a bottle of wine. A wine can set the mood excellently, that’s why it can be a daunting task. If you want to impress your partner with a lovely wine but don’t have any knowledge about it, here are some points of consideration to think of.
Continue reading to choose the ultimate wine for your anniversary dinner.
Red or White?
The first major decision in choosing a wine is the option between red wine or white wine. While both wines are still both made by grapes, there are differences between the two. White wines are made from white grapes with their skin removed before the fermentation process. Red wines are made from red or black grapes, with their skin intact throughout the process.
In terms of taste, reds are patronized because of its soft, rich, and velvety flavors. While whites are well known for its zesty acidity, floral aromas, and pure fruit notes. Ask yourself and your partner, which would you prefer between the two.
Know Anything About Food Pairings?
The food you are going to eat will play a huge part in choosing your wine. D’Vine Grace Vineyard mentions that the gourmet and chef-prepared meals they offer are paired with certain wine types. White wines are delicate and need careful consideration in the food that you are eating with it. Mildly flavored food is suitable as they cannot upset the balance of your palate. If your dinner consists of poultry like chicken or turkey, shrimp, crab, lobster, fish, appetizers, salads, or cheese, then white is perfect for you.
On the other hand, red wine is perfect for red meat and other more decadent dishes like a beef stew, steak, or pasta with a rich meaty sauce.
Is Year Really Important?
The dates in wine define the year on which the grapes were cultivated and harvested. It does not specify how long the wine has aged. The wine’s year is important because the climate of the year affects the quality of the fruit – and therefore, the wine. Although temperatures are now being controlled on some big wineries, a natural and authentic one still tastes better.
Ask The Sommelier
The easiest way to choose the perfect wine is to ask the experts. Sommeliers study wine and take pride in their knowledge. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help as they will gladly talk you through the wine decision-making. All you have to do is tell them your preferences, the food you are going to eat, and how much you are willing to pay. Their expertise will surprise you, and you may end up with your new favorite wine.
If you follow these tips, you are more likely to have the wine that you want. But don’t forget to try something new next time, and don’t be scared to be a little bit adventurous. As the famous quote said, “All wines should be tasted, some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”