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10 Wine Myths Debunked

Check these most wide-spread misconceptions about this popular drink.


More Expensive Wine Tends to Taste Better

Unfortunately, more expensive wine does tend to taste better than a cheaper alternative. Where the wine was made and what ingredients the wine contains tends to affect the overall price. The more expensive ingredients tend to be of higher quality and offer a more explosive taste.

The Fruit Used to Describe the Wine Was Used to Make It

Wine is just like anything else you eat and drink when it comes to the name of the product and what is actually inside of it. Just because you are drinking a cherry red wine, it does not mean that cherries had anything to do with the manufacturing of that wine. The ingredients label is the only way to confirm or deny whether any wine bottle contains real fruit.

Wine Sealed with a Cork Tastes Better

A cork does not offer anything more or less in regards to the flavor of the wine than a screw cap. In fact, there are a number of wineries that pay for a research paper and prefer using screw-capped wine bottles because they do not have to worry about the cork spoiling. The unfortunate truth is that corks do spoil and they can destroy the flavor of the wine in the process.

Old Wine Always Tastes Better

Wine manufacturers do not make wine with the intention of someone buying it and putting it in a cellar for 10 or 20 years before they consume in. In fact, most wine is created with the intention of being consumed within a year or two of being purchased. Preferring older wine is nothing more than a personal preference.

Wine with Big and Fancy Bottles Tastes Better

The shape and size of a wine bottle has nothing to do with the way the wine tastes. In fact, the appearance of the wine bottle is more for marketing purposes than anything else. They put the wine in a big and fancy bottle so customers are drawn to it and want to purchase it.

Dessert Wine Goes Best with Desserts

Pairing a dessert wine with a sweet treat is something that most people come to regret. This is because the sweet and rich taste of the dessert wine tends to overpower whatever it is you are having for dessert. The combination of the two tends to make the flavor of both items less enjoyable. This is an example of why people prefer a combination of sweet and salty as opposed to sweet and sweet.

Red Wine Needs to Breathe Before Being Served

When you uncork a bottle of red wine in order to allow it a chance to breathe, you have to wait an entire hour before you can actually consume any of it. The better and more enjoyable approach is just to allow your red wine to breathe by pouring some of it in a glass instead.

White Wine Causes Fewer Headaches Than Red Wine

If drinking red wine causes you to get headaches then drinking white wine is going to cause you to get headaches as well. The ingredients in the wine have nothing to do with the headaches. You are getting headaches because you are dehydrated and need to drink more water.

Different Wine Glasses for Different Wines

Unless you are using a wineglass that is coated with something that is going to add additional flavor to the wine, there is no reason to think that the glass will affect how it tastes. You can drink wine from a wineglass, shot glass, plastic cup, or straight from the bottle and it is going to taste the same.

Red Wine Should be Served at Room Temperature

Most people believe that white wine should be chilled and red wine should be served at room temperature. Whether or not this is true depends on what you consider to be room temperature. Red wine tastes best at about 60 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a lot colder than what most people consider being room temperature.

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