Why Red Wine is Consistently the Most Expensive Wine ?

why is redwine so expensive

As I’m sure I’m not the only one, I am certain many of you have noticed vast differences in wine costs. If you are anything like me you make a a habit of checking a restaurant’s wine list and finding the most big-ticket wine…and not getting it! Likely accompanied by some lame joke. One thing I have learned over the years is why red wine is the most expensive and coveted on most wine lists. Why is that? Well, I’ll illustrate.

The formula used to generate a red wine differs a little to the method for white wine. Red wine is often created from dark, purple grapes. While white wine is made with either light, green or yellow grapes as well as sometime utilizing some of the darker species.

When white wine is created the fluid from the grapes is allowed to ferment unbinding the natural sugars and manufacturing alcohol. The skins of their grapes are removed ahead of this process beginning. On the contrary, red wine starts to ferment with the skins in place. This is what gives the red wine it’s darker complexion. These skins, parts of stem and seeds are what add to to red wine’s tart flavor. This taste is called tannin. It is responsible for the intricacy that reds enjoy, and finally the price. So as you can imagine, the amount of time it takes to produce a red, with the addition of several more ingredients, fermentation and aging, make the process much more intricate.

In virtue of this, it is imperative to consider the types of food you love and how you would pair with the different types of wine. While we will not dig too deeply into the details of pairing in this piece, suffice to say the reds have the ability to overcome nuanced entrees. Although nearly all “hard and fast” wine pairing rules are consistently contested, a vital thing to consider is that more substantial entrees such as rich, red sauce based pastas and beef would keep up well to red wine. White wines with their more elegant and subtle tastes, should be served with nuanced entrees like seafood.

On an added note, if you chose to have a wine party or just try a few of wines, make certain to begin with the lighter wines first and work your way up. This will allow you to thoroughly taste all the intricacy that wine has to offer. of course you could always struggle with where to put he blush, but in many instances that shouldn’t be too much of a burden on your taste buds as it is often ver sweet and should start at the very beginning or the very end , particularly if you are sampling sweeter desert wines, such as fortified wines and ports and sherrys.

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