Useful tips for beginners
First of all, you need to determine what you like. Look at your life style to establish what wines will suit you now, and to the participants of your wine companies and dinners.
Try the wine before buying it. Find knowledgeable sellers who offer tasting of the wine you are interested in.
Origin (appeal), a particular vineyard and a particular year are important when choosing. Good grape juice is the guarantee of good wine.
If you want to invest, then buy whole boxes and keep them intact. Such a lot in the collection is always appreciated above and allows you to enjoy the aged wine not in a single copy.
Know that besides the classics, there are many regions with wines for enjoyment worth 25 euros, which can be stored for 15-20 years. When buying old wines, look at the level of the drink in the bottle. If there is too much air in the bottle, there is a risk that the wine is spoiled. By the level, we can assume the quality of storage and the age of the wine.
If you decide to sell, then the best selling price will be 1-3 years before the peak of the maturity of wine, that is, until the moment when it demonstrates its best condition. There are many different sources that will help you understand this. Use mobile applications, professional magazines and blogs on the Web, which contains information on the quality, availability of wines and the potential for their storage.
Create a balanced collection: red, white, champagne and dessert. Based on your culinary and taste preferences. Do not forget about seasonality, and by summer it is necessary to stock up on white, pink wines, and to winter – more saturated reds.
Think about whether it makes sense to collect wines that anyone can buy at the nearest local store.
In conclusion, I would like to warn that the collection of wines captures – for those who once embarked on this path, there is no way back. Often this process grows into fanaticism and can lead to the fact that one day instead of a home collection of wine, you will want to open your restaurant, store or winery company, and this is a completely different story … In the meantime, just have fun!