Learning Wine…<br />In No Time<br />By Deanna Kim<br />Certified Sommelier<br />
Intimidated by ordering wine?<br />Never fear!<br />Just learn a few of the basics and you’ll be on your way…<br />?<br />
4 Basic Types of Wine<br /><ul><li>  Red Wines
  White Wines
  Rosé Wines
Sparkling Wines</li></li></ul><li>Red Wines<br /><ul><li>Strong, rich flavors
Dark purplish red to full red to russet brown
Juice is left in contact with skins
Skin contact ranges from 2 days to 2 weeks</li></li></ul><li>White Wines<br /><ul><li>More delicate in flavor than red wines
Served chilled
Pale yellow to deep gold to pale green
Made from “white” grapes</li></li></ul><li>Rosé Wines (Blush Wines)<br /><ul><li>Red wine grapes + a few hours of skin con...
Delicate structure
Best when served at 60˚F
Often consumed as a picnic wine</li></li></ul><li>Sparkling Wines<br /><ul><li>Usually made from white grapes
Wine is put through a 2nd fermentation
Sugar and Yeast are added to create “bubbles”</li></li></ul><li>Dessert Wines<br /><ul><li>Also called fortified wines
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  1. 1. Learning Wine…<br />In No Time<br />By Deanna Kim<br />Certified Sommelier<br />
  2. 2. Intimidated by ordering wine?<br />Never fear!<br />Just learn a few of the basics and you’ll be on your way…<br />?<br />
  3. 3. 4 Basic Types of Wine<br /><ul><li> Red Wines
  4. 4. White Wines
  5. 5. Rosé Wines
  6. 6. Sparkling Wines</li></li></ul><li>Red Wines<br /><ul><li>Strong, rich flavors
  7. 7. Dark purplish red to full red to russet brown
  8. 8. Juice is left in contact with skins
  9. 9. Skin contact ranges from 2 days to 2 weeks</li></li></ul><li>White Wines<br /><ul><li>More delicate in flavor than red wines
  10. 10. Served chilled
  11. 11. Pale yellow to deep gold to pale green
  12. 12. Made from “white” grapes</li></li></ul><li>Rosé Wines (Blush Wines)<br /><ul><li>Red wine grapes + a few hours of skin contact
  13. 13. Delicate structure
  14. 14. Best when served at 60˚F
  15. 15. Often consumed as a picnic wine</li></li></ul><li>Sparkling Wines<br /><ul><li>Usually made from white grapes
  16. 16. Wine is put through a 2nd fermentation
  17. 17. Sugar and Yeast are added to create “bubbles”</li></li></ul><li>Dessert Wines<br /><ul><li>Also called fortified wines
  18. 18. Extra sugar or alcohol is added as the wine ferments
  19. 19. Higher alcohol content
  20. 20. Typically sweeter than regular wines</li></li></ul><li>Drink Wine in Sequence<br /><ul><li>White wine before red wine
  21. 21. Dry wine before sweet wine
  22. 22. Light-bodied wine before full-bodied wine
  23. 23. Straightforward wine before complex wine</li></li></ul><li>How to Pair Food with Wine<br />RED WINE <br />WITH RED MEAT<br />WHITE WINE <br />WITH WHITE MEAT<br />
  24. 24. Modern Wine and Food Pairing<br /><ul><li>Wine and food are made for each other.
  25. 25. When ordering wine at a restaurant, think of it as a spice that can enhance your food.</li></li></ul><li>Rich Lobster with a Buttery Chardonnay<br />If butter would typically be served with your main dish, in this case the melted variety, then choose a buttery Chardonnay.<br />
  26. 26. Spicy Chinese Food with Sparkling Wine<br />The bubbles douse the heat to make this a refreshing pairing.<br />
  27. 27. Earthy Wines with Earthy Food<br />Red wines that tend to taste slightly earthy such as a Pinot Noir, pair great with main dishes topped with earthy ingredients such as mushrooms or sun-dried tomatoes.<br />
  28. 28. Wines with Lemony Flavors<br />If the wine you’ve ordered has a lemony undertone such as a Sauvignon Blanc or a Pinot Grigio, drink it with any main dish that you would squeeze a lemon over, such as fish.<br />
  29. 29. Bottom Line…<br /><ul><li>There is no single “right” answer when pairing wine and food
  30. 30. Trust your instincts
  31. 31. You only learn by practicing…so drink up!</li></li></ul><li>Ready, Set, Cheers….<br />"Life is too short to drink bad wine." <br />--- Anonymous<br />

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