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WINE TASTING

Wine must be tasted, not only drunk. What we usually drink - wine except - is something motionless, amorphous. Wine is alive, it never stops changing: its taste and perfume continually give different sensations. Tasting wine means discovering its hidden peculiarities. The chemical analysis has described more than five hundreds components in wine but up to now it has not been able to establish its quality. Two kinds of wine could have the same chemical components but a completely different taste. Tasting is our "sensory analysis" through our senses: the sight, the smell and the taste.

WINE AND FOOD

Wine-food combination is not easy but some basic rules can be suggested. Wine generally follows the features of the dish: for example, light wines go well with dainty/light dishes, dry white wines with hors d’oeuvres. For pasta and rice dishes you may choose different wines according to the sauces: fish sauces with a dry white wine, meat sauces with a light red wine, venison sauces with an aged full-bodied wine. White wines are generally served with any fish-courses, full-bodied red wines with red meat, perfumed red wines with white meat and aged full-bodied red wines with game-dishes. There is no wine that is really suitable to be eaten with pickles. The cheese-wine combination is really difficult: young red and white wines are recommended with soft and fresh cheese, full-bodied wines are surely excellent with mature cheese. A sweet white wine well accompanies ice-cream, crème puddings and cake with leavened pastry; a mellow and liqueur-like wine is excellent with cookies and dry cakes.

A SPECIAL GLASS FOR EACH WINE

For good tasting wine, the choice of glass is essential. Here the wine’s life ends. Choosing the wrong glass can destroy the whole history closed in the bottle. Wine is not a common drink because in its history you find civilisation, work, passion. Love, searching and life. The glass has an old origin: the Romans and the ancient Greeks were the first to give particular importance to this object. The glass was also considered as an art object by the Venetians. The peculiarities of wine must be visible and must be exalted in the glass for a good tasting. Each wine needs its own glass to be at its best:
Dry white wines: large spherical goblets slightly closed in the upper part
Young red and rosé wines: large cylinder-shaped goblets
Full-bodied and aged red wines: very large spherical goblets less opened in the upper part
Sweet wines: small goblets slightly closed in the upper part.

WINE AND HEALTH

Wine is a very energizing food rich in calcium-salts, in phosphorus, in sulphur, in magnesium and in potassium. Wine, in the right quantity, is surely an essential component of any diet: it helps digestion if drunk at meal times as it increases gastric-juice secretion. It has a good effect on nervous system and on cardiovascular system too: it helps in the prevention of the Alzheimer’s disease and in keeping our memory well maintained. It’s considered a valid ally in the prevention of heart attacks because it prevents fat deposits in the arteries and is also recommended to diabetics as it lets insulin level rise. It gives good effects in the circulatory system and in the digestive tract so it may prevent certain tumours. One glass of wine during meal times is the right daily quantity recommended for our health, but too much wine damages our health. Furthermore wine stimulates secretory acids if drunk on an empty stomach and could harm the stomach walls. It’s not recommended for hypertensivity because arterial pressure slightly rises when drinking wine. In conclusion, wine is healthy if drank in moderation, but in excess, it is harmful to our health.

Wine glossary

Semisweet
It’s a sweet but not sugary wine
Sweetish
A pleasant wine with a not too high alcoholic content and with a sweet taste
Flavour
It’s the grape’s smell diminishing by time
Dry
A wine completely fermented with sugar in its taste
Bouquet
Flavour and perfume considered as a whole
With aftertaste
When a wine lets a new taste after drinking
Full of body
When the wine seems to be more dense because of
Fresh
A light wine giving a fresh sensation
Generous
An aged wine with a high alcoholic content
Mellow
It’s synonymous with bodied but with a sweet taste
Full
Is a mellow and bodied wine
Perfume
It’s the wine’s smell apart from the grape’s scent. Contrary to the flavour, the wine’s perfume grows by the ageing process
Velvety
Velvety is a wine that, while drinking, gives a particular sensation of fullness and softness
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