Your Wine Collection
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Collecting one specific kind of objects is probably one of the most well-known and wide-spread hobbies. People collect stamps, key rings, figurines and wines. Yet collecting wines differs from collecting many other objects in one specific way. You can drink it! What good are numerous bottles of wine if you cannot enjoy it at some point?

So, if you know wine and if you enjoy it, why not start collecting it? Just remember that there is no wrong way to collect wine just like there is no wrong way to collect other objects. If you have a preference for a specific type of wine, this is your starting point. So pick the varieties that you like and start collecting. Apart from that, you might want to consider the amount you are planning to consume and any special occasion when you need more wine than on a regular day.

Wine collectors also tend to recommend getting wines that can be consumed immediately and also wines that may take ageing. There is a sweet reward in uncorking a bottle of wine which might be older than some of your children.

No matter what wine you collect and how you collect, you have to remember about the right storage for your collection. It has to be stored under the right temperature, lighting and humidity. The angle of the bottle while it is stored has to be considered as well. However, this is not problematic nowadays. Wine cellars or cabinets are easy to acquire and install. Just remember that if you collect wine, the right storage is essential. Otherwise, your collection will not last long.

Finally, if you start a wine collection it will solve your friendsí problem as to what to get you for an occasion.

Make each wine bottle a jewel of your wine collection

Make each wine bottle a jewel of your wine collection

What makes a great wine collection is not where you keep it (although itís very important) or how many bottles you own, but which wines you have and certainly you attitude towards them. There is no reason to start the collection purely for the sake of collecting something. Different types of wines require different attitudes and handling.

One of the main things to remember is that there is no point in collecting wine which you donít like (Unless you are planning to resell the bottle later). Although high scoring and famous wines usually denote quality, it has nothing to do with oneís personal taste. Big scores do not guarantee that the wine was produced in a style you like. This means that apart from rating and notoriety you have to think about your personal taste, when choosing a bottle for your collection.

Hosting a Wine Tasting at Home

Hosting a Wine Tasting at Home

Art of Wine Tasting All of you out there who ever wanted to host a wine tasting at home, raise your hand? I'm not talking about a party here but an actual "tasting event" just like you see in the movies or on TV. Sound tedious? Well, it doesn't have to be. The "good doctor" can tell you how.

First and foremost, don't panic. This is meant to be a fun, entertaining, perhaps educational function. Initially, you have to decide on whether you want to have it formal or informal. Much of this will depend on your available space and how many people you want to accommodate. A formal tasting involves utilizing a table large enough so attendees can each be seated with however number of glasses required for the number of wines set up in front of them...
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