Spirits and Taste Preference

17 Apr

Have you ever thought what makes a person prefer wine instead of champagne, or beer to wine? There are many different types of alcoholic beverages available, say if one were not a regular drinker, what would be the deciding factors in the final decision?

Wine vs. Champagne

This is a difficult comparison as both beverages have many options on the market. The biggest defining difference between these two drink choices is the bubbles or fizz that comes in the champagne and Sparkling Wine. If a person were a newbie to wine, it is best to stay away from the drier wines like Merlot. Try a sweeter wine like the Rose wine, and work one’s way up to a dry tasting wine.

It is easier to change from the Rose, a sweeter wine, and move to the Zinfandel or Pinot Noir. With champagne, it is the opposite effect. Many prefer the dry taste that Brut offers, especially if used in a champagne cocktail like a Mimosa. If one prefers sweeter champagne, they must look for Demi-Sec on the label, which indicates it has higher sugar content.

Beer vs. Wine

Drink preference really comes down to personal tastes. Some people love the tastes of a strong brew like the Guinness Black Lager, or prefer a pale lager such as Rolling Rock. When it comes to beer and wine, the choice made often depends on the meal intended to eat for the night. There are certain foods that just go better with a beer than they do a glass of wine.

Overall, try a little of this and a little of that until the tongue chooses the taste preference. Of course, this should be done responsibly over time and not all in one night. Know what to like, so next time the bartender asks, “What will it be?” The answer is readily there…  For us.. can you guess?

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