Before I tell you the importance of the accessories to serve a good wine, I will provide the benefits that moderate wine consumption has for the human being.
Interestingly, even people who suffer from smoking, hypertension, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes and cholesterol, benefit from the regulated consumption of wine. In addition to the benefits described above, and which are already reason to toast, a glass of wine a day still brings other precious advantages to your health:
Increases life expectancy
Prevents and helps control hypertension
Reduces Kidney Stone Risk
Inhibits the multiplication of the virus that causes herpes
Improves digestion and sleep
Nothing equals the pleasure of having a good glass of wine, except the great discoveries, which are becoming more frequent, regarding the benefits that the NECESSARY OF GODS can bring to our health.
Of course the keyword in wine consumption is moderation! It is a case to say and toast Salut!
Now I'm going to talk about the usefulness and the importance that some accessories have when it comes to serving the wine at the table
As we know for anything we have to do, we must always gather all the necessary materials, so that nothing fails at the time of serving.
In writing this post I did an investigation and found this article, which makes the parallelism between the importance of school materials to achieve success in learning our children and the importance of choosing accessories to serve the wine. As a teacher, a profession that I exercise with a lot of passion, I think it's beautiful, here it goes: "When a child goes to school, the first thing parents do is buy all the materials they need to make good use of them. classroom. With the correct material, the child learns to add. After a while, when you are already mastering the subject, you will begin to solve more laborious equations, which will require the help of a calculator. If you want to specialize a bit more, the difficulty will increase once again, the exercises will become more complex and it will take a scientific calculator to help. "
Well, with winemakers the same thing happens. As soon as they enter the wine world, some basic items are required, such as goblets and corkscrews.
After some time in contact with the drink, other accessories are gaining importance, such as a decanter or vacuum pump to close wines, cups suitable for each type, a larger and better structured cellar etc.
Each type of wine, and even each region, asks for a different kind of glass. But I'll just make reference to the most practical to have at home. The ideal is a set of sparkling goblets (called flutes, or flutes) and a set of a long stem bowl and broad base and elongated end cap (known as Bordeaux), as it will serve well the various wine styles ( less the sparkling ones, obviously). But if possible, have a set of glasses for each type of wine.
There are several types of corkscrew, but to successfully extract the best is the two-stage corkscrew, also known as a Sommelier opener. It is the simplest to use. It is the best way to take a wine stopper without having scares. There are the simpler ones, which require greater force in the time to use, and the two-phase, which contains two points of support, at different levels and, therefore, facilitate handling and handling of the stopper. There are also electric corkscrews, which eliminate any effort to open the wine, and the tweezers, which are inserted by the sides of the stopper and prevent it from breaking.
It is a bojuda jar, in which the wine is deposited from the bottle. Decanting helps aerate the wines, volatilizing more closed scents of very young drinks and, in cases of older vintage labels, serves to help separate sediment from wine.
It is the safest way to preserve wine as it leaves you protected from temperature variations. They are indicated for those who already have a certain regularity of consumption. There are models with the most varied capabilities.
If your fridge or pantry is already filled with wine, it's time to take action and get a cellar to store your precious things at the right temperature. You will not want the surprise of opening a special bottle that has been spoiled due to poor conservation. Avoid cellars too small, even if their consumption is not too high. From 20 bottles is already a good number.
One tip: Avoid cellars with a heat exchange system or high vibration compressors.
It is the best way to preserve wines after they are opened, but it has not been fully consumed, preventing them from oxidising until the next time you enjoy this drink. This accessory allows you to remove all the air from the bottle and store the remaining wine without losing its properties, and remain with the same qualities for a few days.
If you enjoy enjoying good wine for more than a day, this is a worthwhile accessory.
Used to keep the sparkling wines after opening, maintaining the pressure and all the characteristics of the drink.
They are made exactly to prevent the wine from jumping or dripping after serving, but it is also used to serve the drink more delicately.
The drip pan serves to prevent any possible splashes from flowing down the outside of the bottle, damaging the label or staining the tablecloth.
Cooler, thermal blankets and ice buckets
The cooler is used to cool the drink faster and more efficiently. There are the digital ones, that allow to obtain the exact temperature.
The thermal blanket wraps around the wine bottle, cooling down faster, as well as maintaining the ideal beverage temperature for longer. But if you want to be simpler, just a bucket of ice.
Each type of wine must be served at a certain temperature and serving a bottle at the right temperature is extremely important. So you should always have a thermometer on hand to help you with this task.
Carrying Bottle Cases
There are specific suitcases and suitcases for transporting wine bottles, since they are better accommodated by being padded, preventing the bottles from breaking. There are options in several sizes. From smaller, one or two bottles to take to a restaurant or a party, up to 12 or 18 that can be used on trips if you want to bring valuables in your luggage and are not willing to risk breaking them.
Older wines that are long in the bottle, those with more structured flavor, or nobler labels, need to have greater contact with oxygen before they are consumed. Sometimes decanters can not do this job of oxygenating the drink, so some winemakers rely on the help of aerators, which allow the drink to have more contact with oxygen when it is served.
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