How to serve glasses of wine during your Holiday meals?


The Choice of Glass: A Crucial Step for Tasting

First, the choice of glass is crucial for Wine Service: this container influences both the visual impression and the taste of the wine. To best reveal the aromas, opt for a fine and luminous glass, highlighting the color of your wine. The shape of the glass should vary depending on the color of the wine.

For example, a (non-sparkling) white wine blossoms in a small, “bellied” glass with a narrow top, while a red wine rich in aromas reveals itself in a wide-bottomed glass, also narrowed at the top.


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How to serve glasses of wine during your Holiday meals?


The Importance of Temperature when Serving Wine

Then, it is advisable to fill the glasses up to a third of their size to allow optimal diffusion of the aromas. According to the Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne (BIVB), it is best to hold the glass by the stem to avoid heating the wine.

Finally, temperature control is crucial for perfect tasting. The BIVB recommends specific temperatures depending on the type of wine: sparkling wines between 6 and 8°C, dry whites between 10 and 12°C, sweet white wines between 12 and 14°C and red wines at 16-17 °C.

The WIBOX Refrigerated Showcase: The Ideal Storage Companion

WIKEEPS offers you the perfect solution for storing your wines with the WIBOX refrigerated display case. Adjustable between 5°C and 18°C, it highlights your bottles while maintaining their ideal temperature. Available in 2, 4 or 8 bottle formats, the WIBOX is suitable for both domestic and professional use.

Expanding Your Wine Knowledge:

Beyond the choice of glass in wine service and temperature control, deepening your understanding of wine varietals, regions, and production techniques can enrich your tasting experience. Explore different grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Syrah, to understand their unique flavor profiles and characteristics. Experiment with wines from diverse regions, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Tuscany, to appreciate the influence of terroir on wine styles. Learn about various winemaking methods, from traditional fermentation in oak barrels to modern techniques like carbonic maceration, to gain insight into the complexities of wine production. By expanding your wine knowledge, you can develop a deeper appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind each bottle.

Pairing Wine with Food:

In addition to mastering the art of wine tasting, exploring the art of food and wine pairing can elevate your culinary experiences. Understanding how different flavor profiles interact can enhance the enjoyment of both food and wine. Experiment with classic pairings, such as Cabernet Sauvignon with steak or Chardonnay with seafood, to discover harmonious flavor combinations. Consider the intensity of both the dish and the wine when making pairing decisions, opting for complementary or contrasting flavors to create balance. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try unconventional pairings, as experimentation is key to finding your personal preferences. With practice and exploration, you can unlock a world of delicious possibilities in food and wine pairing.

Investing in Wine Education:

For those passionate about wine and wine service, investing in formal wine education can be a valuable pursuit. Enroll in wine courses, tastings, and workshops to deepen your knowledge and refine your palate. Certified wine programs, such as those offered by the Court of Master Sommeliers or the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), provide structured learning opportunities led by industry experts. Join wine clubs or online communities to connect with fellow enthusiasts and share tasting notes and recommendations. Attend wine events, festivals, and vineyard tours to immerse yourself in the world of wine and gain firsthand experience. By investing in wine education, you can enhance your tasting skills, expand your wine repertoire, and cultivate a lifelong passion for wine appreciation.

Embracing Sustainability in Wine:

As awareness of environmental issues grows, many wine producers are embracing sustainable practices to minimize their ecological footprint. Look for wines labeled as organic, biodynamic, or sustainable to support producers committed to environmentally friendly farming methods. Explore wineries that prioritize biodiversity, soil health, and water conservation to promote a more sustainable wine industry. Consider the environmental impact of packaging materials, such as glass bottles and corks, and seek out producers using eco-friendly alternatives. By choosing sustainably produced wines, you can enjoy delicious wines with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re supporting responsible farming practices.

Maximizing the Tasting Experience with the WIKEEPS System

In addition, its open top design allows you to equip your bottles with the WIKEEPS service and preservation system.

Enjoy your tastings!