Wine is one of the most versatile and popular drinks on the planet. Saying this how can you make sure that you get the chance to enjoy your wine responsibly?
Wine is a drink with a decent alcoholic content, indeed this is one of the reasons many people enjoy wine. However, you drink too much and you can be left with a nasty hangover.
Hangovers can act as a deterrent. If you get one too many hangovers or a hangover strong enough, you might swear off wine and this would be a mistake. It would mean you would miss out on all the complex flavours and experiences that wine can bring.
So it makes sense to make sure that everybody drinks their wine responsibly; this means that they get the chance to appreciate it and enjoy it’s palette of many flavours. But when wine goes down so well, it’s hard to remember that it can leave us with a nasty hangover. So how can we make sure we drink wine responsibly?
The first way may seem obvious but it’s one that we at the Ideal Wine Company really can’t stress enough. Take your time. It isn’t a race and you can only really appreciate a wine if you let it dance on your tongue. You need time to really take in the unique combination of flavours and slowing down means you’re less likely to go over your limits.
Another solid piece of advice is to never mix. Mixing types or even brands of wine can have an adverse reaction on your body and make any potential hangover worse. Plus if you mix you get the wines tastes mixing on your tongue and that means you might not get the full impact of the flavour.
It’s also a great idea to pour a small glass of water and keep it by your side whilst you’re drinking. This not only allows you to keep a clearer head, but it also allows you to refresh your palate, so when you take your next sip you get the chance to enjoy the full impact of the grape all over again.
Lastly you need to line your stomach. There’s nothing worse than drinking when you’ve had nothing to eat. The alcohol goes to your head quicker giving you less chance to actually enjoy your wine. Plus there are so many dishes out there that compliment specific types of wine it’d be a crime not to pair them up.
Wine is a drink that we all want to not just enjoy, but appreciate. As long as you use your common sense and drink responsibly, you’ll get the chance to fully embrace the rich complexity of flavours presented in the bottle before you.