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All You Need To Know About Buying Wine

Wine is one of the finest drinks the world has to offer today. It’s a staple at all kinds of parties as well as weddings, bar mitzvahs and even just casual get-togethers. But buying wine can be confusing because there are multiple types and brands and it’s tough to really get into knowing what you need at first. There are actually four main types of wine to choose from so people get confused. These include white wines, red wines, blush wines and dessert wines.

Red wines come in types like merlot, pinot noir, sauvignon and zinfandel and are most often are used with dinner. White wines are things like chardonnay or Riesling and go very well with lighter meals that are earlier in the day. Blue wines are very light wines that are best paired with light meals like picnics. And then the desert ones – like ports of Sherries – are usually had with pastries and other sweet foods.

Now that the types of wines are laid out, it’s time to learn how to decide which one to buy. When buying wine, most people hold to the “Three P’s” when making their choice of wine for an occasion. The first “P” refers to the price of the wine, which is obvious – price will always have an effect on whether you purchase something or not. You don’t have to break the bank to get a good bottle of wine these days – there are plenty good ones available for $15 instead of the $30 it used to cost to get one.

The next “P” stands for preference, which is just as important as the price because wines can be an acquired test. If you’re throwing a party you have to be careful picking wines because wines are an acquired taste for many and they may be too strong for some people. In the end, it’s better to stick with “softer” red wines like pinot noir or merlot to make sure everyone will be able to drink it. And if you want a white wine instead, buy chardonnay or pinot blanc instead.

The last “P” stands for pairing which is maybe more important than anything because a bad wine can ruin an entire meal. That refers to whatever you’re going to be drinking the wine with – that meal you’re going to pair it with. White wines go best with lighter meals like fish or chicken while red wines are best suited for meals that contain red meat. No matter the choice, following the “Three P’s” is the best way to pick the perfect wine.