This is what the wine bottle label tells youComments Off on This is what the wine bottle label tells you
When you stroll through the supermarket, liquor store or wine shop, you see different bottles of wine and various wine labels. The label is there to attract your attention of course, but it also tells you a lot about the wine you might want to buy. In this article you will learn more about what to look for when you’re looking for a good glass of wine.
First of all it’s important to mention that a beautiful label does not equal a good wine. So don’t be led by a luxurious looking bottle, but really pay attention to the information you can find on the label.
The country and the region
The more specific the country and region mentioned on the wine label, in general the better the wine will be. Can you only find the country on the label or just a general region? Chances are that the wine is a blend of grapes from a larger region. This often results in a wine that is unbalanced in terms of taste.
Is the winemaker listed on the bottle? Often you can be more certain that the wine will be a fine wine. Contact details are also often mentioned on the label. This basically tells you: if there is something wrong with this wine, you can contact me. The winemaker guarantees quality and knows exactly what is in the bottle.
The vintage of the wine
The year on the label indicates the year the grapes were harvested. Some wines are better when they have matured for years while others taste best when drunk young. Do you want a more refined, softer wine? Then an older wine is the way to go.
Enjoying the wine you’ve bought
When you walk home with the most delicious wine, your day is complete. After this long search, you naturally want to store the wine you discovered in the best possible way. Having to throw it away or not being able to consume wine at the perfect temperature is a shame! That is why there are built-in wine coolers. They fit perfectly in any kitchen. For the sommeliers among us, there are large wine coolers that can hold up to 154 bottles of wine.