wine articles category banner

HostGator Web Hosting
Read Articles:

10 Great Wine Tasting Tips

13 Crucial Tools Every Successful Bartender must have.

4000 Year Old Secrets of Green Tea

8 Important Facts About the Mediterranean Diet

American Fast Food Restaurants

An Idiot's Guide To Wine Tasting

An Introduction to Wine

Blended and varietal wines

Build Your Own Bar Stool (In An Afternoon)

Build Your Own Wine Rack (In An Afternoon)

Champagne raspberry punch

Champagne Wine

Chocolate Is Good for You!

Choosing wine to match food

Cowboy Themed Parties Ring in Fall with a Yee-haw

Essential Glassware You Must Know As A Bartender!

Experience The Joy Of Eating At A Restaurant

Get in the "Spirits" for Holiday Celebrations

Gift of the month clubs: The lazy man's guide to Gift Giving.

Guide To Buying Wine Glasses

History of the Coffee and Espresso machines

How to Begin Wine Collecting

How to Brew Your Own Beer

How To Grow Luscious Tomatoes

More Article Pages 1 - 2


Choosing Wine on a First Date
 by: Neil Best

First dates are nerve wracking enough without having to worry about what wine to choose to impress your new friend!

One of the great things about wine on a date is that one bottle is a defined amount, normally about five glasses. If shared equally it is unlikely that you will fall off your chair drunk after half a bottle of wine!

However, there are some other social sins that can be committed whilst choosing wine on a date.

Getting Started

First, you need to decide whether you want white, red, ros� or sparkling wine. This is perhaps the most important decision. As a general rule, red wine is more of an acquired taste and it can be harder to select a good red. Therefore, when you do not know your companion's tastes it may be wise to steer clear of the red wine section.

Sparkling wine can make you appear a little pretentious or if you go for a cheaper version, a tightwad; so this is usually best avoided. If you are not sure whether your companion likes wine at all, ros� wine is often a safe option as it often lacks the sharpness that people commonly dislike in wines.

How Much to Spend?

Remember more money doesn't always mean more quality. If you are very new to wine, go for a house white. A house white is unlikely to be extremely imaginative or unusual, but is almost always perfectly drinkable. For this reason it is a safe, middle of the road option.

If you want to impress, look for something other than the house white. Keep away from extremes until you know your companion a little better, so don't go for bone dry whites. Instead, opt for a fruity dry wine that appeals to those who like both dry and medium whites.

Whilst neutral wines may seem like a bit of a cop-out, bear in mind that you simply want a drinkable wine that does not offend.

If you are really not sure what to choose, why not offer your companion a choice of glasses as an aperitif while you have a beer or spirit. This way you can judge your companion's taste. Even if they select a spirit, you can still get a measure of whether they prefer sweet or dry wines.

Of course, you could always give your companion the choice.


©2007-2014 - All Rights Reserved  HOME

Click here to view any of the above section from TheDrinkShop