The Taste of Wine

The Taste of Wine

ENJOY THE TASTE OF WINE

Let us have a look at wine – its background, how it is made and the wonderful different flavours that are generated from the large variety of red and white grapes. Wine is a highly complex alcohol because it is made from grapes which are grown in many different parts of the world. A French grape that is grown in New Zealand will create a very slightly different flavour to one that is planted in France and different again to one planted in South Africa. Flavour is affected by many other factors which we shall look at later

The subject of wine creates a marvellous diversification of opinion. At a gathering or as a social drink, some prefer to drink red, some prefer white, some prefer a sweeter wine and some prefer a drier wine, some prefer a sparkling wine (perhaps champagne!) and on a hot day a rose might be preferable. However, when one is eating, all one’s preferences can change to accompany each course of a meal.