You are invited to a party. What should you bring? Well, the answer is simple. You can bring a bottle of wine. Everyone loves wine and here in Singapore, there are lots of possibilities. You have to know though that the world of wine is a web of complexities but once you get the hang of it, choosing wine will be easier.
Wines here in Singapore, wine can be cheap or expensive. Everything will depend on your budget. Here are some tips on choosing a fine wine:
- Know what you will eat. This is basic but not all people are aware of this. When choosing a wine, you have to pair it with what you will eat. This is so they can compliment. With this, you have to ask what foods will be prepared. If the foods are light (like chicken, fish and sauces), you should pick light or white wines. For heavy foods (like pork, beef and pasta), you should pick bolder wines or red wines. If the menu is a little bit spicy, you can go for wines that are sweet. If the wine is for sipping, choose a lighter ones.
- Choose a region. There are others who disregard the region when they choose wines. You have to know that the taste of the wine depends on the region it was produced. For example, the white wine from France can be a little different to that of wines from South Africa.
- Know the varietal. If your host is particular about the variety of wines, you have to please him/her. Look for a single grape variety. However, you have to note that not all wines are made from a single grape variety.
- Select the year: Vintage wines are expensive and tastier but not all. Sometimes commercial and readily available wines are fine too. If the host is serious about the year, the better the older but if the party is light, the year will not matter.
There you go. If you know of some other tips in choosing a fine wine, you can consider it. Wines are best shared with friends and loved ones. No matter the event or party, wines will never go out of style. So, the next time you are invited to a party and you are uncertain of what to bring, the safest thing is the wine.
Wines are not only for Westerners. Remember that. If you are not sure what to consider, it is not wrong to ask questions.