HOW TO CHOOSE A BOTTLE OF WINE PT. I

HOW TO CHOOSE A BOTTLE OF WINE,

FOLLOWING THE SHELVED WINE SOMMELIER TIPS

Do you know how to choose a bottle of wine? Did you ever ask yourself this question? I wouldn’t say no, I don’t believe it. Having to buy at least once in life a bottle of wine is impossible that you never had in your mind the doubt of choosing the correct one.

However, if you are on Shelved Wine means that you are at least curious about wine. In case you are an expert, well take my words as an extra point of view, it will not hurt.

If you are a wine lover, and you wish to know more about wines, read this 5 points about How to Choose a Bottle of Wine. Here we go!

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FIRST TIP: BUY IN THE RIGHT SPOT

Do you know where to buy a bottle of wine, or not? You are already on Shelved Wine and you allow me to suggest this as the preferred web platform for your wine shopping.

I truly believe you know that wines are not sold in pharmacies, and if you find the specialized retail (offline or online)  you will find the correct support.

On Shelved Wine we do exactly this: we offer the new way of buying wines online with expert sommeliers guiding you toward your best choice. Perfect, isn’t it? You sit comfortably on your sofa, without wasting time or gasoline, and you get your favourite wines directly to your doorsteps.

SECOND TIP: FOLLOW YOUR FEELINGS

Do you prefer bubbles, red wine or white wine, don’t forget what you generally like and stick with it (at least from the beginning).
If you like red wines start from this choice and learn about the differences. I mean, learn how to drink it.
Do you choose your wine from the label, perfect marketing strategies, or from the price? We understand that spending a lot of money in a bottle of wine has no sense. However, with an extra £5, you may get a very interesting product. Ask Shelved Wine Sommelier!

THIRD TIP: WELL KNOWN BRANDS OR RISING STARTS?

Especially in Italy, there are many wine producers with yearly production above a million of bottles, and many wine producers making artisan products in respect of the environment and the traditions.
On Shelved Wine, you will find only unique products produced distributed with fair trade. Thanks to our vast network and our experience we offer one of the most innovative, as well as unique, selections of Italian wines on the online market.

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FOURTH TIP: DON’T BELIEVE IN THE MARKETING

We are aware that a nice label or the shape of the bottle influence your choice. But think about the money they invest in the development of a such of concept. Furthermore, Money is taken off from the actual product, the wine.

After the label is very important also the classification of the wine. In Italy, we have the IGT, DOC and DOCG. Those classifications are synonymous with clarity and respect for the wine production in Italy. It can be disoriented but we will come back in the future more in details about the Italian wine classifications.
Just keep in mind, not always be classified means be qualified, there are many raising gems without classification.

FIFTH TIP: NOT ALWAYS THE PRICE DETERMINES THE QUALITY OF THE WINE

Wine production involves investments, especially if the producer follows all the step of the production, from the vine management to the winemaking. Wine cost money, and you can taste the difference
Obviously, if this is true, a quality wine can’t cost only a few pounds, and once you try it you will see.
A bottle of wine can’t cost as much as an industrial soda water. Invest some more cash and get that product which represents the quality wine we believe at Shelved Wine you should always drink.
Follow these practical tips for your purchases.

CONTINUE TO THE NEXT ARTICLE

In the next article, I will recommend a bottle of wine suitable for every occasion. From your family lunch to an aperitif with your boss.

Article by MORRIS LAZZONI

VinoperPassione | www.vinoperpassione.com

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