There are numerous rules we’re told to follow when choosing wine, and we blindly believe them — in vain. Bright Side decided to bust the most popular myths so that everyone can select wine to their taste.
8. A good wine doesn’t mean an expensive wine.
People tend to think a high price means better quality, but that’s not always true. Good manufacturers often have affordable wines that aren’t in any way inferior in taste and aroma to expensive ones.
7. Wine can be made with different grape varieties.
There’s an opinion that a single-variety wine is always better. However, different varieties together help attain a fine taste and give the wine its profundity of flavors.
6. A screw top doesn’t mean it’s a fake.
Another wine myth has it that screw tops signify such wines as fakes. In fact, many manufacturers prefer those for 2 reasons: 1) such caps reduce the price of manufacturing; 2) unlike in conventional corks, bacteria don’t inhabit screw tops.
5. Semi-sweet wines are generally of poor quality.
Some manufacturers say semi-sweet wines are equal to dry and semi-dry ones. But, in reality, sugar is used to conceal their flaws.
4. One type of wine can be paired with different foods.
There are those who think a single wine variety should be paired with a single sort of food, but why limit yourself so? Experiment to find your own new combinations!
3. Bright labels are used for good wines.
The high competitiveness of the market makes manufacturers seek new solutions to motivate customers to buy their wines. A bright label is just a marketing ploy, and the quality of the wine doesn’t suffer from it.
2. Sediment doesn’t mean the wine is colored.
Many are sure that sediment in a glass of wine signifies additional colorings and low quality. In fact, the sediment only means that the wine hadn’t been filtered during manufacturing, and it’s 100% natural.
1. Most wine varieties lose quality over the years.
Despite it being a widespread myth, a very low percent of wines actually get better with age. For most of them, aging is absolutely forbidden.
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