Happy New Year to you from Two Tails and Fairbourne Estate.
It’s the season to adopt those pesky New Year resolutions, and too many of us set ourselves a challenge by convincing ourselves we have to give something up, be that the drinks we enjoy or the food we love… So for 2016 we want you to embrace the things you love and ask that your New Year resolutions simply make your lives fuller and better.
We thought we’d get you started with three New Year resolutions that will enhance your wine experience.
- Try something new – Always been a Sauvignon Blanc sort of a person? Never drink red? Give it a go! Here at Two Tails we produce three varietals, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough Pinot Gris and Marlborough Pinot Noir. What’s more, we sell a mixed case that includes two bottles of each, so you can explore a varietal you might not have tried before. Buy yours HERE.
- Taste your wine – Don’t just drink your wine, take the time to truly enjoy it using all your senses… Follow these 5 simple steps beginning with “S”.
SEE: Observe the wine’s colour. The best way to do this is to hold your glass up to the light and tilt it.
SWIRL: This allows some oxygen into the wine, which will help its aromas open up and release its bouquet.
SMELL: One of the most important steps in the wine tasting process! Take a quick sniff for an initial impression. Then really get your nose in there, smell deeply and slowly.
SIP: Take a sip of wine, and let it roll around your tongue allowing the wine to reach all of your taste buds.
SAVOUR: Swallow the wine and evaluate its finish.
- Enjoy with food – Two Tails wines are not only terroir inspired, (made to reflect where and how they have been grown), but their affinity with food is important; it’s the reason that they are keenly sought by professionals for restaurant wine lists. Our blog is chock full of recipes. If you’re stuck for a simple supper idea or a five course feast a look through our back catalogue of blog archives is sure to deliver the inspiration you need to get your Nigella on!