Here at Two Tails, the home of premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir we want you to enjoy your wine at its very best. So we’ve thought of a few things that can really help you get the best out of your bottle.
Temperature matters – With each of our wines, you’ll find we recommend the perfect temperature for serving. On our website, select the varietal you’re drinking, then the vintage and you’ll be able to view the tasting notes that will give you this information.
Decant if required – Often regarded as a mysterious act of pomp and ceremony to be employed when drinking older style red wines. The art of decanting is employed for two purposes; firstly it serves to separate a wine from any sediment that may have formed and secondly it is employed as a process of aerating your wine in the hope that its aromas and flavors will be more vibrant upon serving. We don’t think it’s necessary with our Two Tails Marlborough Pinot Noir, but there is a school of thought that almost every red wine, even young reds will taste better when decanted.
Select your vessel – One glass is not ideal for all styles of wine; a wine’s bouquet, taste, balance and finish are all affected by the shape of the glass from which it is consumed. A wine will display completely different characteristics when served in different glasses. These differences can be so great, that when the same wine is served in several different glasses, even experienced wine connoisseurs believe that they are tasting as many different wines as there are glasses. Take a look at this useful infographic we found on Wine Folly, it’s a great visual guide to make sure you’re using the right glass for your chosen wine.
Enjoy with food – We think all of our wines at Two Tails taste better with good food (and great company), that’s why you’ll find that we often post recipe inspiration from our own kitchen! Yes, we test and try them for you. Again each of our wine’s tasting notes will suggest food matches. But if you’ve found something that works well with one of our Two Tails varietals, please hop over to our Facebook page and share… We’d love to know what’s coming out of your kitchen!