“My only regret is that I did not drink more wine”.
Whether you’re young or old, chances are you’ve tried wine, and a couple different ones at that. Wine cannot easily be described like other alcoholic beverages. It is a unique drink that makes you feel warm and classy. When someone drinks a glass of wine, they immediately seem more attractive. To some that are. There are many individuals who feel that a route beer is a lot sexier than holding a wine glass. Whatever the case may be, it is without a doubt that wine has been a drink put on a pedestal for a very long time.
Here are five of the best wines to try. At least before you die.
The First and Second Growth Bordeaux
From the wine farms, situated in Garonne, Bordeaux, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot was born. It is a 1st growth wined, which in comparison to 2nd and 3rd growth wines, is a bit more regal and expensive. The best bottles are those who have aged for about ten years.
1st growths include Château Mouton-Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Haut Brion, and more.
2nd growths include the Chateau Montrose, Château Cos d’Estournel, Château Léoville-Barton, and more.
Classic Napa Cabernet
Originated from France, Napa is one of the top winery estates in the world. It is known for its exquisite wines and has a deep, dark history when it comes to how it all started. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of Napa’s flagship grapes. All their Cabernet Sauvignons contains more than 75% alcohol. A few include Pride Mountain Vineyards, Silver Oak, Shafer, Chappellet, etc.
Ever heard of a wine-like champagne? That is what this creamy bubbly is all about. With vintage, aromatic tones, it is a favorite amongst wine experts.
Welcome to an elderly bottle of wine. These are some of the best, as the more wine ages, the better it tastes. If a bottle can stay in a cellar for more than ten years, its considered a vintage Port.
When it comes to Shiraz, it’s a wine that not many prefer, as it tends to have a bit more kick than others. Shiraz should be paired with food that is a bit more on the heavier side, such as steak. It will balance the effect of the wine nicely and allow you to enjoy it, rather than it going straight to your head. It is one of the boldest and richest wines in the world and adds a sense of elegance to the table. Some say that drinking an Australian Shiraz feels like inviting a cannonball into your face. Definitely, something you want to experience.