How to pretend like you know about wine even you don't have any wine knowledge

08/05/2016 23:14

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How to pretend like you know about wine even you don't have any wine knowledge

 
 
Basic wine knowledge is very important to all wine drinkers, diners and habitual in socializing event. Almost 65% of diners are not familiar with the wine served in the fining dining restaurant or five star hotels, they know only red wine and white wine. Pretending like you know about wine is a common attitude when necessary to protect ignorance of wine. Ordering wine in fine dining restaurant can be an intimidating and embarrassing moment if you don't have any idea about wine.
 
 
Pretending knowledgeable about wine is easy, but you must know some wine terms and characteristics that common used by the wine waiter or sommelier. You should know what is wine expert secret on how handle the wine order and recommendation.The basic knowledge of wine sommelier is to recommend wine goes to your food or food pairing and they are depending on what kind of food you have ordered.
 
 
Wine terms and characteristics that common used by the wine waiter or sommelier
 
Remember, when ordering wine in the fine dining restaurant or five star hotels you don't need to mentioned the buttery, creamy, acidic, tannin or other terms that is not sound good pretending, it's better to ask fruity, dry or light sweet . The wine sommelier can recognize guests with wine knowledge when ordering wine with terms and characteristic directly such as: 
 
  • Dry wine (red or white) from france, italy, spain or world wine
  • Light dry wine (red or white) from france, italy, spain or world wine
  • Medium dry wine (red or white) from france, italy, spain or world wine
 
  • Light bodied wine (red or white) from france, italy, spain or world wine
  • Medium bodied wine (red or white) from france, italy, spain or world wine
  • Full bodied wine (red or white) from france, italy, spain or world wine
 
  • Sweet wine (red or white) from france, italy, spain or world wine
  • Light sweet (red or white) from france, italy, spain or world wine
  • Medium Sweet (red or white) from france, italy, spain or world wine
 
 
Note: New World wines are mostly from Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States, and those wines produced outside the traditional wine growing areas of Europe. The phrase notes is a between these New World wines and those wines produced in Old World countries with a long established history of wine production and producing countries in the world, mostly, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Portugal. Remember, just mentioned all of the above terms and characteristics and wait for wime sommelier to explain what they have available wines around the world.
 
 

TIPS FOR DINERS

The Harmony of Wine to different kind of food

  1. Hors D'oeuvre ----- Light and dry white wine
  2. Soup ----- No wine with  soup:  however, certain consomme and turtle soup are accompanied by glass of dry sherry.
  3. Fish and Seafood ----- Dry white wine
  4. Pork and Veal ----- Dry white wine, light red wine,dry rose,
  5. Chicken and Other ----- Dry white wine, rose wine or a light red
  6. Fowls ----- Light dry white wine.  The choice defends mainly on the preparation of the food.
  7. Red Meat ----- A full bodied red burgundy.
  8. Game ----- A light red wine for light-flavored game, A full bodied red burgundy for heavy flavored game.
  9. Cheese ----- Usually red wine: however,  the English cheese stilton is served with a glass of port.
  10. Dessert ----- Sweet white wine or dessert wines  or Champagne.
  11. Coffee ----- Cognac or brandies, or Liqueur or Eau de Vie. 

Note: Champagne can be drunk throughout the entire dinner.

 
 
 
When ordering White Wine
  • Please kindly give me a glass or bottle of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot grigio or pinot gris or mentioned your favorite chablis or verdejo
 
When ordering Rose Wine
  • Please kindly give me a glass or bottle of dry rose wine,  blush wine or mentioned your favorite white zinfandel from california
 
When ordering Red wine
  • Please kindly give me a glass or bottle of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, tempranillo, pinot noir or mentioned your favorite chianti or barolo wine
 
When ordering Spakling Wine
  • Please kindly give me a bottle of  Asti Spumante, Lambrusco, Freixenet, Cava-Spanish Wine or mentioned your favorite Prosecco
 
When ordering Champagne
  • Please kindly give me a bottle of Moet Chandon, Bollinger, Lanson Black Label, Taittinger, Louis Roederer or mentioned your favorite Dom Perignon
 

Note:

Sparkling wine produced from the region of champagne they called champagne. All sparkling wines produced outside of region of champagne they called sparkling wines. However, Champagne can called sparkling but the sparkling wine can't called Champagne.

 
 
Tips no.1
  • When ordering wine goes to your food, you need to know what kind of wine to be order. Always remember, HEAVY FOOD-full bodied wine and LIGHT FOOD-light bodied wine. The old tradition of wine pairing such as red wine-red meat and white wine-white meat was still applied, but not necessary. Because, today, whatever kind of grape wines can goes to any kind of food. HERE THE TIPS: You need to know the characteristic of the wine EXAMPLE: sweetness, acidity, tannin, fruity and body, but basically you can base your wine choices goes to your food or main course by the body, body means, EXAMPLE: Full bodied, Medium Bodied and Light Bodied wines, by using this characteristic you can choose white or red wine, just ask sommelier on available wines, then you can choose what wine you wishes to match and goes to your food or main course. And in addition to complete the information you can choose also if you prefer dry wine, medium dry or light dry, it's the same as light food-light dry wine and heavy foods-dry wine.
 
 
Tip No.2
  • 1) When ordering white wine you can directly ask wine sommelier for white wine grapes varieties like 1. (chardonnay-dry wine), 2. (Sauvignon blanc-dry, some oaky?), 3. (Riesling-crisp, fruity, flowery), 4. (Pinot Gris/Pinot grigio medium-full bodied)
 
  • 2) When ordering red wine you can directly ask wine sommelier for white wine grapes varieties like 1.(cabernet sauvignon-full bodied), 2.(Merlot-medium bodied), 3.( Pinot Noir-Full Bodied), 4.(Syrah or Shiraz-Full bodied), 5.( Zinfandel-light to medium bodied), 6.(Tempranillo-Light Bodied)
 
I hope you find this information helpful.

 

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