A simple guide to buying white wine

As Summer is on its way the warm evenings draw us into spending more time in the garden and often in the company of friends.  Often at dinner parties a good bottle of wine accompanies.  To find the best bottle of white wine Kira Browdy has written the following simple guide.

If you’re hosting a dinner party, or even just a quiet night in with friends, it’s important to get a good bottle of wine. A tasty dish will become even better if you know which wine should go with it. With so many wines to choose from, it can be a bit daunting. But you don’t have to look far for a good bottle of wine. White wine is perfect for any festive event as well as for usual dinner with the family.

White wines are the choice of true connoisseurs of wine. White wine has a more subtle and elegant bouquet and a more delicate taste compared with red wine, so it is more difficult to estimate. It is believed that the wine potential of a country can be estimated exactly by the taste of white and not of red wine because it is a true art to prepare an outstanding white wine. Some people prefer the taste of white table wines or dessert wines, and some prefer semi-dry or semi-sweet varieties.

But the attempt to choose a worthy bottle of wine and not to get lost among the shelves can be quite challenging. Therefore I have decided to tell about what you should look for when buying white wine.

1. Look at prices. In recent years the "elite" wine is associated by many with a high purchase price but this is not always the case. Elite white wine can be bought in various price ranges. But the probability of finding a bottle that’s good and cheap is very low. You get what you pay for, so try and avoid the cheapest bottles (unless you see one on offer). 

2. Consider the sugar content. The most interesting white wines are white dry wines sugar content of which doesn't exceed 0.2%. Semisweet white wines differ by strength 12-15% and 7% sugar content. Sweet white wine contains from 7% to 30% of sugar.

3. Pay attention to the composition. If the label doesn't specify a specific variety or several varieties of grapes used for its production and is given only imprecise formulation like "of the best varieties," then almost certainly in the production were used just some remains of grapes so there can be no more words about its quality. Such wine is never really good...

4. Check for sediment. Sometimes sediment may indicate that there have been some irregularities in the carriage (e.g., wine was frozen) or storage (e.g., direct sunlight). Yet little sediment in the wine is not a reason to panic. Most likely, this means that you will drink aged or biological wine which didn't pass the filtering process and thus didn't lose its substances that make up the taste of the wine.

5. Read the information on the label and not just look at it. There are a few signs that help determine the quality of wine by its appearance and the label. But quite often behind the fanciful picture hides a very unattractive content. Often you can find tips from sommeliers who don’t recommend buying wines with animals, birds and insects on the label. This might sound snobbish, but it’s important that you look past the attractive graphics to the information about the wine. 

Besides gorgeous taste, light shades of this drink will remind you of the sunlight which was absorbed by the great brands of wine. Moderate consumption of white wine will positively affect your health and appearance; it will add more shine to your eyes and a delicate taste of the drink will perfectly complement any dish.

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