Wine is an incredibly dynamic drink that is easy to experiment with. And as any connoisseur will tell you, it’s no fun having the same wine over and over again, so don’t be afraid to take things up a notch by adding a delicious twist to your wine this holiday season.
Whether it’s pairing it with food or mixing it with other drinks, there are countless things you can do to make your wine taste better. If you’ve been drinking wine for a while now, you probably already have some DIY tricks of your own.
Below, we’ll discuss some simple tricks to make your wine taste better this holiday season:
Pair it with cheese
You can eat like the French by pairing your wine with cheese this holiday season. While wine tastes amazing with a range of foods, cheese is its original companion.
The sharpness and rich taste of cheese help you overcome the strong, bitter taste of your wine and balance it perfectly. Some delicious cheese and wine pairings include, but are not limited to, port and bleu cheese, prosecco and parmesan cheese, and cabernet sauvignon and aged gouda.
Drink it cold
Adding a few blocks of ice to your wine or refrigerating it beforehand will dilute and balance out an extremely strong wine. It also makes it more refreshing to drink, because let’s be honest, who likes a lukewarm glass of wine?
Tasting wine at room temperature may help you taste it fully, but if you want it to taste a tad bit lighter, a few blocks of ice and frozen grapes can make it taste so much better!
Moreover, you might want to aerate your wine before you fully consume it. Pour out the bottle of wine in a separate jar or bottle and let it rest for around 30 minutes before you go about consuming it.
Mull your wine
Mulled wine makes the holiday season so much more festive! Mulled wine is typically served hot and is made with red wine varieties. It’s the perfect drink to have under your dazzling Christmas tree this season.
You can add a number of citrus fruits to it—like oranges or lemons—to give it a tangy taste. Some mulling spices to add include cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
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