Today, liquor has become an essential and important drink in our daily lives. Not only because it is the emotional sticky agent at the drinking table, but also an important medium in socializing.
According to incomplete statistics, today the country's annual consumption of liquor, it has more than 60 billion liters, which also makes China a proper liquor country.
And as everyone's standard of living improves, so does their demand for wine. Drinking wine to drink vintage old wine, do not drink blended wine, even buy wine to buy expensive.
Although the original intention of setting the threshold for wine selection is good, but is the wine selected in this way really good? In this regard, a retired winery winemaker made a positive explanation and uncovered the 3 big lies of the liquor world. Get these all figured out, and don't be fooled when you buy wine in the future.
▶ Is the older the vintage, the better the wine?
In everyone's mind, wine is aged to smell good, but the real situation is that aged wine is not always good.
The main value of aged wines is in collecting or flavoring, not in drinking. This is because the palatability of liquor diminishes as it ages over time. And there is a palatability period for liquor, like clear spiced wine is best consumed within ten years, strong spiced wine fifteen years, and soy sauce wine twenty years.
So some extra-long vintages of white wine are no longer suitable for drinking. And if it is additive blended wine, stored for a longer time, not only will not become better, but will be more difficult to drink.
▶ Is it true that you can't drink blended wine?
When it comes to blended wine these days, people turn their noses up at it. But blending is also a process of making wine, and some blended wines are drinkable.
Nowadays, there are 2 main types of liquor brewing processes on the market. One is made by adding edible flavors and other additives to the grain base wine, this wine is in line with production standards, but the taste is relatively bland, the wine is also prone to head, so it is recommended to drink less.
The other is to take out different rounds of wine after brewing and then blend them in proportion, also called "blending with wine". This not only makes the wine taste better, but also makes up for the shortcomings of the different rounds of wine in terms of taste.
So blended wine can be drunk, it is only recommended that the additive wine less to drink, pure grain blended wine appropriate to drink.
▶ Is it true that the more expensive the white wine, the better it is?
Many people judge the quality of wine, the most basic judgment is measured by the price.
There is no denying that some of the big name wines are of good quality but also very high in price. Hundreds of thousands of selling prices, labor, material costs and how much? Most of them are just packaging and publicity money.
And the people drink, the most important thing is the real thing, instead of buying for face, why not spend the money on the blade. As long as the guarantee is pure grain wine, is the traditional craft brewing, that the wine quality is not bad where to go.
If you still do not know how to make a choice, you can look at the following 2 wines, not only pure grain brewing, authentic taste is also loved by wine lovers.
The first: the father of the wind and cloud sauce Sealed Collection
This wine is produced in a century-old distillery in the 7.5-square-kilometer core production area of Guizhou's soy sauce, and is brewed by Li Changshou, son of the old Maotai factory director Li Xingfa, himself.
In the 1960s, the Maotai distillery was once in crisis due to inconsistent wine quality. For this reason, Li Xingfa carried out a four-year-long tasting record for the characteristics of the wine, and finally succeeded in summarizing the three typical bodies of soy sauce wine.
Later he applied the summary to improve the brewing process of Maotai wine, not only the quality of wine was significantly improved, the output also reached an unprecedented high, Li Xingfa was also assessed as "Maotai lifetime honorary factory director", and enjoyed a special allowance treatment.
Li Changshou, who inherited his father's business, is also extremely demanding on winemaking. In addition to following the traditional "12987" winemaking process, he also strictly selects local red tassel sorghum as the raw material for winemaking in Guizhou. In addition to the traditional "12987" brewing process, he also selects local red sorghum from Guizhou as the raw material.
This also makes this wine open sauce aroma rich, the entrance is not spicy mouth and not choking, the mouth sweetness is obvious, fine taste and grain mellow and floral and fruit aroma, empty glass overnight fragrance, drinking is very enjoyable.
The "King of Part-Spice" from Hubei is not only loved by local drinkers, but also has many fans in other provinces.
Baiyunbian won the Silver Medal for Baijiu three times in the National Baijiu Competition, and was awarded the first prize for "Partly Fragrant Wine" in the 1979 National Wine Tasting.
And the brewing process of Baiyunbian is also very special, with three kinds of currents made of high, medium and low temperature, which also makes it full of flavor in taste.
It has an obvious strong aroma in the mouth, and a mellow taste of soy sauce in the mouth, and the overall taste is coordinated.
What kind of wine do you think is a good wine? And what do you judge when you choose wine?