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Should You Have Wine Or Beer After Meals?

Should You Have Wine Or Beer After Meals?

The hypnotizing experience of wine or beer after meals is hard to be described in words, by making the right choice about the drink you can enhance your pleasure of drinking by leaps and bounds.

Most people associate wine with food than the beer, as beer is often thought of to have less value, as most of it is inexpensive, while the perception is different for wine. And many bar accessory manufacturers and owners of home bar accessories stores would vouch for the generally held view. While, this may perhaps be true in some parts of the world, all beer might not be thought of as something that’s not as fine as wine.

Wine: A couple of surveys were conducted and it was found that many people opted for wine after food, perhaps because of the perception associated with it, or simply the love of the drink. Whatever the reason wine was thought to be perfect to go along with meals. So the beer seemed to have taken a hit.

Wine Glasses: It does rid the mind of effort when we decide for wine over beer and settle down with the decision, but this simply is an illusion. Once it’s known which drink’s to be devoured, the importance of wine accessories kick in.

The Stem: Though often neglected, it’s the stem of wineglasses that holds the key to the taste. In case you choose to hold the bowl and not the stem, you run the risk of ruining its taste by passing on the body heat in to the drink. White, red or any other kind of wine begs to be held from the stem.

The Shape: It’s now a well established fact, that for the most part it’s the aroma that leads to and enhances the taste of wines. Just as there are different kinds of the drink so are the glasses that go hand in hand with them, a slight mismatch and you risk losing out on pleasure.

Meant for red wines the Bordoux glass is tall with a wide bowl and directs the drink to the back of the mouth. Cabernet and Merlot are two of the most suited wines for the design. Then there’s the Burgundy glass that has a wider bowl to accumulate the aromas, it’s great for wines such as the Pinot Noir.

Narrowness is the prime characteristic of white wineglasses, while not as slim as the champagne flutes, they feature straighter sides. Their slender design and the longer stem, both aid in keeping the wines cool.

Finer Points: Still finer intricacy of wine drinking entails not filling up the glass to the brim, rather keeping it till the broadest part of the glasses’ anatomy. This allows for the aroma to concentrate at the top thus intensely appealing to the nostrils and augmenting the flavor manifold. Large glasses are often associated with fun and are simply great for red wines, whereas the smaller ones let you appreciate the finer nuances of fine wines.

Beer: Perceptually, beer might be thought of as not matching up to the finer standards of wine. However, there isn’t much of a difference between the two, as both comprise alcohol. Moreover, the distinction further fades away when you make beer from quality ingredients just like you do with the wines. Additionally, if you make a wine out of low quality constituents it too might turn out to be bad.

Consider the case of craft beer, it can very well be compared to a good wine. And even the people who took the surveys didn’t show much difference in their preferences when they were presented with superior beers. Similarly, exotic beers from places other than North America too present the consumer with an awesome experience, such as the Belgian sour beers with fruit added.

Beer Glasses: If you thought of beers of not being as fine as wines and that the glass you drink it in doesn’t matter, then you bet you were dead wrong. Principles similar to that of drinking wine apply to beers as well. Enriching the drink’s flavor by preserving the temperature and directing a deluge of ethereal aromas through to your nostrils are the two paramount considerations.

Wheat beer glasses comprising varieties such as the Pint glasses, Pilsner glasses, Beer steins are narrow in the middle and progressively broader at the top to hold rich froth and also to captivate aromas to enable a spellbinding olfaction.

While the Pints come with conical, jug and flared tops the Pilsners are created for effervescence and clarity. Flute glasses, Goblet, Snifters, Tulip glass, Stange & Becher and more types of beer glasses are all meant to squeeze out the daintiness of beers, whether common or exotic.

Finer Points: When it about beers, not just the glassware but the serving temperature and how you fill up the vessel also matter. When pouring beer it’s important not to tilt the glass, rather the key is to pour it in two to three takes, and after each take wait a while till the drink settles down. This also helps to make the experience less harsh and smoother. While the chill is good, frozen beer means all you money goes down the drain as you wont get any benefit from the aromas, so mush essential to the flavor.

Wine and beer, both being alcohol, may have the benefits associated with the compound. Moderate alcohol consumption has been correlated with less risk of cardiovascular diseases and even cancer.

Surveys and tips ‘n’ tricks aside, what you order after meals, perhaps depends a lot on the quality of the drink. Whether it’s wine or beer, your personal preferences too rule the roost. If you’re confused because there are too many options, then it might be quite fruitful to seek the advice of a sommelier as they are the experts and might give you al lot more insight about the quality of the drinks that would go along with different cuisine. Whether wine or beer, to enjoy the experience is the key and if you’ve made the choice after giving it a thought, the pleasure of wine or beer drinking will prevail throughout the spell and afterwards.