Here at Two Tails whether you’re drinking our fine Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris or Pinot Noir, we want you to love your wine…
Mistakes are part of life, and whilst George Bernard Shaw once said “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing”, we think life’s too short to experience errors of judgement where wine is concerned.
So to avoid crying over spilt wine, we’ve put together a short list of three common mistakes that might get in the way of your complete enjoyment of a glass (or two) and how to avoid them.
- Serving your wine at the wrong temperature – Temperature matters because, serving your wine at the optimum temperature will ensure you enjoy the aromas and flavours that are unique to that wine. Wine served from the beer fridge is simply
too cold. With each of our wines, you’ll find we recommend the perfect temperature for serving on our website; from the menu select the varietal you’re drinking, then the vintage and you’ll be able to view the tasting notes that will give you this valuable information.
- Not giving your vessel the attention it deserves – 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. Don’t be tempted to show your guests your generous side by overfilling their glass either… There are a couple of reasons for this; if you’re serving white wine it will warm up in the glass as they drink, you also want to allow their wine the opportunity to breathe in the glass, releasing the aromas and flavours, to that end, no matter what varietal your drinking or what wine glass you’re using, never fill it more than half full.
- You’re eating the wrong food with it – Now we’re not staunch members of the red wine with red meat, white wine with white meat brigade; but it’s fair to say that different wines do pair with certain foods, and there are some wine and food matches that just don’t work at all! We believe all of our wines at Two Tails taste better with good food (and great company). Our Two Tails Pinot Gris 2014, was awarded a Blue Gold Award at the Sydney International Wine Competition 2015. A competition that offers consumers independent information to help in their choice of wines more likely to enhance the pleasures of the daily dining experience and, by so doing, to add enjoyment and contentment to their everyday lives. We’re passionate about finding great food and wine matches for you and we often post recipe inspiration tried and tested inour own kitchen! Check out the tasting notes on our website for suggested food matches for every wine we’ve ever made.
Now you know the common pitfalls to avoid it’s time to start enjoying your wine in earnest… Why not order a Mixed Case and throw a tasting party? Order yours HERE.