Knowing how to recognize a good bottle of wine in the cellar or on the shelf is not an easy task when you are not an expert in the field. The variety is so rich that the choice is sometimes difficult.

The first step is to identify the type of wine you want to taste before choosing a bottle. This can already help to eliminate certain options.

It is also interesting to find out about the vintages. These are a good indicator that informs the consumer on the year of harvest of the grapes and on the quality of the wine. We are often more attentive to the vintages when it comes to red wines, because some of them are wines for keeping and improve with time.

Moreover, there are many guides that allow us to know the different vintages. For example, we know that 2005 is an excellent year.

Be careful, you must also know that a wine that is too young is not necessarily a bad wine. It is important to give the wine time to improve, even in the bottle.

On the other hand, rosé wines can be drunk quickly. In general, their shelf life is quite short: it does not exceed 2 to 3 years.

Tasting a wine can be an essential step in understanding the different aromas, identifying grape varieties and years. To taste wines, some prefer to take the wine route and others participate in wine fairs.

Some wineries even organize tastings in their own cellars.

These experiences are often a good way to discover, taste and enjoy wines. It is also an opportunity to get advice from experts.