Time to Open that Bottle! Maximise Your Wine Experience

Open That Bottle Night is an annual celebration initiated by former Wall Street Journal Wine Columnists John Brecher and Dorothy Gaiter. Since 1999, wine lovers around the globe have come together on the last Saturday of February to uncork those bottles that they’ve been saving for a special occasion. With this year’s night falling on the 24th, here are some tips to make the most of your bottle.

Decanting: Pouring your wine into a decanter allows it to breathe, unlocking its full bouquet of aromas and flavours. It softens harsh tannins and separates any sediment that may have formed over time, to ensure the smoothest pour.

Let It Breathe: Give your wine anywhere between 30 minutes and a couple of hours to breathe before serving. This allows oxygen to interact with the wine, revealing hidden complexities and nuances.

Choose the Right Glass: For white, opt for glasses with a tulip-shaped bowl and a narrow rim. This shape helps to concentrate the wine’s aromas and direct them toward your nose. Glasses with stems allow you to hold the glass without warming the wine with your hand, preserving its optimal temperature, which is especially important for white wine.

Serve at the Perfect Temperature: Consult the producer’s recommendations to ensure you’re serving it at the ideal temperature. Investing in a wine thermometer and a wine cooler can help to achieve precision and ensure that each sip is enjoyed to its full potential.

Pair with Delicious Food: Consider the wine’s characteristics, such as acidity, body, and flavour profile when selecting dishes to accompany it.

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Take Your Time to Savour: Finally, take the time to savour and appreciate each sip of your special bottle. Engage all your senses by observing the wine’s colour, swirling it in the glass to release its aromas, and taking small sips to fully experience its flavours. Pay attention to how the wine evolves in the glass over time, noting any changes in aroma, flavour, or texture.

Whatever your bottle of choice, serve it in style with Beaumont barware!


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