The wine industry is an old one, going back thousands of years. 10,000 varieties of wine exist throughout the world, meaning that you should be able to find something delicious. Red wines, white wine, sparkling wines, sweet wines, crisp wines, the list goes on and on. Having such a big selection makes it difficult to narrow down what to try next.
There may not be reviews for every wine on the market, but experts like the ones at Seven Degrees liquor store in Edmonton, Alberta are there to help you narrow down the possibilities. Here are a few tips to help you get out of your wine comfort zone.
Throw a Tasting Party
You don’t have to trek all the way to a winery or vineyard to taste a variety of new and exciting wines. Grab a few good friends, pick a fun theme and figure out how much wine you might need for the night. Traditionally, wine tastings offer samples of about two ounces per person. As the average wine bottle contains 24 ounces, that’s 12 tastes per bottle. Take into account how many people will be there and the possibility of people re-tasting and buy accordingly. Make sure you have enough supplies (water, glasses, spit buckets for horrible flavours and notepads to document them) to last the night. When choosing food, pick smaller things, like various cheeses, to pair with each specific bottle of wine, making sure the cheese compliments the wine’s flavour instead of ruining it.
On a Night Out
Whether you’re going to a party, club or just out with friends, it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new and exciting. Something you may never have thought to try before.
Experimenting at a restaurant means you only have to have one glass if you hate it or more if you find you like your selection. It beats buying an entire bottle, only to realize you find the taste revolting.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to be daring, then do just that. Head to a trusted liquor store and pick whatever holds your fancy. You can either talk to one of the experts and ask their opinion or pick blindly. Make it a fun game for yourself, to buy a new bottle of wine you’ve never heard of or seen before, keeping a list of the ones you loved and the ones that didn’t work out.
Liquor stores that value customer experience over sales are the best place to find a new, delicious beverage. At Seven Degrees in Edmonton, we are just that and more. Our number one goal since opening our doors has been to bring you high-quality wines, beers and spirits at a great price. Our greatest asset is our knowledge, particularly when it comes to giving you quality products. That’s why we research our products, talk to agents and meet with growers, brewers and distillers. Servicing the Greater Edmonton Area, we allow sampling of select products, so stop by and chat with our experts.