If you’ve been wondering whether you should get a wine refrigerator, below are some answers to help you figure it out. Most people who ask this question have recently begun collecting bottles of wine for future enjoyment with their meals. Simply placing wine on a …
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Chilled wine on a summer day is not necessary the perfect temperature for serving right out of your custom wine cellar Toronto. For maximum enjoyment, it helps to understand the nuances of different wines. Whether the summer wines you drink are fine aged wines or …
Displaying your wine is great fun! This is especially true if you’re storing your wine in a hidden away wine room or a wine fridge, it’s nice to have a way to show some of it off to your guests. Here are some great cabinets from Rosehill Wine Cellars that will suit your living room perfectly and show off some of your wine collection.
These graceful wine cooling cabinets come in a classic espresso finish. Perfect for your living room or even a foyer area the Elegance Wine Fridge Cabinets are sure to showcase part of your wine collection with easy elegance. Furthermore, they’re ideal for keeping your whites cool and ready for your guests!
If you like hosting cocktail hour at your place a home bar is pretty much a must have! Home Bars from Howard Miller are perfect for hosting and a great way to display your wine. The Cabernet Hills Wine Bar Cabinet is one of our favourites and is perfect for making cocktails.
If you don’t have a lot of floor space you can also display some of your wine using peg systems. These wine peg systems make your wine bottles look like they are floating and are exciting and unique!
Make sure to check out Rosehill Wine Cellars for all of your wine storage and wine drinking needs!
Visiting wineries in summer is a popular activity, and it’s perfect for wine lovers. Some planning and knowledge about etiquette will help to ensure that you have a great experience at a wine tasting. The top three tips for summer wine tours are, basically: Have …
Summer is a great time to visit wineries. It’s the peak travel season, and tours are run more frequently. Many wineries schedule festivals and cultural events. You have a greater chance of meeting vintners, brewers, chefs, and artists at wineries during summertime, when revelry is …
Summer is a great time to make frequent trips to your wine cellar or wine fridge. There are many terrific food and wine pairings that are especially ideal when it’s hot outside. Clean off your barbeque grill, clean the pool, and pull out your best patio cushions. It’s time to enjoy some Chardonnay wine with some of your favorite summer dishes.
3 Types of Chardonnay
Chardonnay is an exquisite, subtle wine, and the flavors can get lost if served with the wrong dishes. Chardonnay is the most planted white wine grape in the world. The tasting notes differ, depending on if you get oaked Chardonnay, unoaked Chardonnay, or sparkling Chardonnay. As with all wine, the region it’s grown in also contributes to the ultimate flavor.
Creamy oaked Chardonnay is a full-bodied wine. The tasting notes of these wines range from a rich profile of butterscotch, grilled pineapple, vanilla, and lush tropical fruit to a lighter profile of lemon curd, poached pear, textural chalky minerality, and baked apple. These wines are aged in oak. Descriptors for taste include butter, crème brûlée, vanilla, coconut, baked apple, butterscotch, and brioche. Ideal food pairings include creamy dishes like lobster bisque and mushroom risotto. Oaky Chardonnay wines usually need to rest in your wine cellar or wine fridge storage for 3 to 5 years, giving you a lot to look forward to.
Citrusy, unoaked Chardonnay is lighter and is an excellent pairing with oysters, scallops, and delicate flaky fish. The tastes of the various citrusy varieties range from fruity profiles like fresh pineapple, mango, and yellow apple to a floral, leaner profile of citrus peel, pear, green apple, and white flowers. There is more freshness and acidity in this type, which is usually fermented in stainless steel and settles for only a short time. Unoaked Chardonnay wines should usually be drunk while they are young, though a few can age for a decade or more, including some in Chablis. Tasting descriptors do not indicate oak.
Sparkling Chardonnay, which is used in Champagne and Blanc de Blancs (a French term that means “white from whites”), pairs beautifully with salty fried dishes, from fried chicken to calamari. The tasting notes for these wines range from a richer profile of yellow apple, hazelnut, toasted vanilla, honeycomb, and Meyer lemon to a leaner profile of honeysuckle, lime, minerals, and lemon zest. If this is the wine you want to enjoy on a summer day, look for 100% Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs sparkling wines.
Know your wines, for best pairings
Part of the excitement of being a wine connoisseur is knowing which wines pair nicely with particular foods. A warm summer day can be especially enjoyable when you can pull a Chardonnay from your wine fridge or wine cellar and enjoy it with the perfect food pairings. It takes some know-how, to get it just right.