Popping the Cork.
Just like with any relationship, getting off to a good start always helps. To open a bottle of wine, cut the foil all the way around the rim of the bottle and remove it. If you’re using a waiter’s corkscrew, penetrate the cork slightly off center so that the “worm” of the corkscrew will feed into the center. If you’re using a double-clutch corkscrew, use the first stop to loosen the cork about halfway and then use the longer stop to pry it completely out.
Mastering the Pour.
If you’re looking to impress that special someone, you’ll want to properly pour the wine into their glass for them. When you start to pour, try not to clang the neck of the bottle with the edge of the glass. When you’re finished pouring, slightly twist the bottle upward to keep it from dripping.
Removing a Stain.
You want the night to be perfect, but sometimes nerves can get the best of us. If you happen to spill some wine, it’s important you know how to save yourself and your clothes. Try blotting the spill with a paper towel and then immerse it in soda water. Blot it again and apply a baking soda paste. You could also consider using a product like Wine away.
Using the Correct Wine Glass.
Scientific studies have been conducted and there is a method behind the madness of different types of wine glasses. If you’re serving a red wine, the glass should be generally larger and have a bigger bowl. If you’re serving wine, you’ll want a narrower, taller glass. Some companies even make glasses specific to the type of grape used in the wine, but you don’t need to get that fancy tomorrow.
Pairing Wine with Chocolate.
Seven Springs Syrah will pair perfectly with chocolates because of its richness of currant and blackberry flavors. The dense, textured mouth-feel can’t be beat with chocolate. Stop by our winery at the Lake of the Ozarks and pick up a bottle for tomorrow!
One of the most important things to remember when storing wine is the temperature of the environment in which you will be storing it. The basic rule of thumb is about 50 degrees. Equally important is the serving temperature of the wine. American’s typically consume white wines too cold and warm wines too warm, which has a major impact on the flavor. Based on a starting point of 50 degrees, you should refrigerate white wine 3 to 4 hours before serving. For red wines, you should remove the bottle from the storage area about 20 minutes before serving.
As with any type of alcohol, wine has been known to increase a person’s sexual desire. Wine has been used for centuries as a natural aphrodisiac. In particular, red wine is rich in an antioxidant which increases estrogen production. In general, wine helps people relax and stimulates their senses. Seven Springs Winery has several different red wines for you to choose from for this romantic holiday.
We wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!
By Seven Springs Winery