You will need
- - Cahors;
- - wine glasses.
Do not forget that wine – dessert wine. But despite the fact that dessert wine that is served to the sweet course, rules of etiquette allow for the opportunity to drink wine during the lunch and even dinner.
Choose the special wine glasses. Regular glasses for red wine have a standard 240-255 ml volume and shape resembling the Bud of a Tulip, the stem height of 4-5 cm glass And the glasses of wine on the stem is a special "ring" – it is possible, then, to the lady elegantly holding the glass with a finger.
Serve the wine at room temperature or slightly chilled. However, using wine as a medicine in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, it can warm up slightly. It's not against the rules of etiquette.
Drink wine slowly, enjoying the gorgeous, unique flavors and a delicate aroma. This wine is not suitable for lavish parties and noisy celebrations. It has long been customary to use Cahors with the family or the company of closest, relatives. According to legend, during the drinking of wine is a growing connection between people who are in this moment together, and between man and the higher powers. Etiquette does not allow talking while drinking this drink. You need to drink in complete silence.
Calm drink wine in small SIPS and small portions. Cahors – a wine for true connoisseurs.
Buy wine in specialized stores licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. This will save you from buying low quality goods and avoid the associated potential health problems.
This wine goes well with both meat and sweet dishes. Therefore, Cahors serve various appetizers and pate. This wine will not be superfluous and in combination with vegetable dishes. But most spectacularly the taste the wine show with not very sweet desserts. Invite wine to Apple pie, pudding or chocolate coffee cake. And, of course, wine of the highest quality will be able to act as a great dessert.
Advice 2: How to choose wine
Cahors is a red wine that is not only good taste, but is traditionally used in Orthodox ceremonies. Not to spoil a festive Easter lunch poor quality wine, is to learn a few tips on the choice of Cahors.
History and characteristics of the wine
Cahors is a wine of rich dark red color. It is originally from France, city Kahor (Iberian Peninsula). A real Cahors features a rich taste of raspberry, cherry, plum, Cassis, chocolate and cream. This wine is made from red grape varieties such as "Cabernet Sauvignon", "Kakhet", "Bastardo" and others.
The basic story of Russian Cahors starts from the time of Peter I. it was he who organized the import of the eponymous French wine for Church purposes. Now wine is produced in Crimea, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Krasnodar Krai. To make this wine using grape varieties Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon (depends on region).
Remember that modern French Cahors is in no way affiliated with the sweet fortified wine that is produced under this brand we have. That different wines, although the manufacturing technology is similar.
Cahors do is special. At one stage of production the wine is heated above 65 degrees, then cooled and left for fermentation. Then introduce the alcohol, bringing the wine to the desired strength. Thanks to the combination of heating by secondary fermentation at the Cahors do a deep dark red color and a characteristic velvety taste.
Tips for choosing a quality Cahors
Carefully read the label. A real Cahors must contain about 16% sugar and 16% alcohol. The wine must not contain in its composition of artificial colors and flavors. The words "special wine" means that before you do Cahors, and the inscription "sweet table wine" - this is likely a common red wine.
Pay attention to the color. A quality wine is typically dark garnet color. To authenticate can, drink diluted half with water. Real wine is not white, its color will remain just as intense.
Exposure Cahors should be no more than 3-4 years. If you see on the label of a more prolonged exposure of the drink in front of you is fake.
Please note the country of origin of Cahors. Only trust a proven companies.
Cahors, made in the Crimea, I received numerous awards for professional exhibitions. In addition, in the Crimean wineries have for many years maintained the original recipe of the Orthodox drink.
Do not skimp on price, buying cheap wine in the eve of Easter on sales. In this case you may buy low-quality powder drink.