How to Buy Wine

Thursday, July 26th, 2007 at 12:00 am

wine buyingWine lovers are quite the meticulous bunch simply because they have so many choices of wines to choose from and they are confronted with a lot of stuff whenever they buy their wine.

Add to that the enormous selection and the occasional positive blurb that is pinned next to the wine bottle and you have so many thing to think about. That even excludes the wine’s reputation as well as its quality in taking care of its wines.

You might want to probably purchase wine online to save you the hassles and pressures of looking around a winery but in the end, even though it has its advantages, being able to choose and see the wine with your very own eyes has its advantages.

So with that being said, here are some excellent wine buying tips for you to practice so that the next time you’re planning to buy wine and you have to make a decision,  you’ll know

Be familiar with your store

You should know that each and every wine shop has its own set of differences. There is a different focus, there are varied selections as well as a diverse set of pricing structures for the wine connoisseur. There should be a wine shop that will best suit you.

If you are quite new to the wine buying game and you see that every bottle on the shelf is over $50 then you are probably in the wrong place and you need for a better place which conduct organized wine tastings or maybe have those types of wines available by the glass. If you really do not know what type of wine you would like to taste then what better way to find out what works for you by simply indulging and tasting it?

Know your end goal

As a wine buyer, whether you are a veteran wine taster or a novice, you will experience times when your plan will be bogged down by factors which are outside your control.

You might probably be expecting to get a wine varietal which is more suited to your taste but end up buying one you don’t like simply because your initial choice was out of stock. It would help if you categorize your wine so that you would be able to introduce some alternatives or substitutes once your preferred wine is out of stock.

Another reason to know your end goal is for you to be able to purchase the right type of wine for the right occasion. You would have to buy a different wine for serving with desserts and a different wine for serving a group of twenty guests at the beginning of the party.

Know what you are looking for before you go in the store or if you don’t really know, be sure to ask around when you are in the store. The people there will probably have a better idea on what to suggest to you instead of you aimlessly browsing through the store.