Advice 1: How to drink wine

Most people know this drink as a divine wine, in France it is called cooked. Kagor sweet red wine, received its name from the French town of Cahor, where he produced the early 18th century. This noble drink, which has an original, slightly tart taste and excellent flavor, will appeal to even people who do not consume any red wine.
How to drink wine
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.
Useful advice
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.
How to choose wine

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.

Advice 3 : How to use Cahors

Red wine, received its name from the town of Cahors in France, has long been associated with sacred rites of the Orthodox Church. In Russian houses of Cahors wine is often served at Easter and Christmas, but this thick, rich drink perfect for everyday family meals. But drinking sacramental wine at noisy parties and crowded feast is not accepted.
How to use Cahors

Good Cahors?

The "right" wine Cahors the color of blood is made from dark grapes varieties such as Kakheti, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon. The present Church the drink is supposed to be viscous, slowly draining a thin stream along the walls of the glass goblet. Before use, pour a small portion of alcohol on the bottom of the pan, roll and see whether there were signs of quality – "tears". If a noble drink, dilute in half with water, it should not change red.

The blood and body of Christ

Traditionally, red wine is used in the Church during the baptism, extreme unction, ceremonies of Holy Union with the liturgical Eucharist, which symbolizes the blood and body of Christ. At social meals remains optimal combination of noble drink and bread – Easter cakes, Lenten cakes and pastries. Experts say: this bread better than the other appetizers a burst of flavor nuances of the wine, especially the almond, creamy, chocolate notes.

Church wine and family dinners

Although Cahors is firmly established in the practice of religious rites, he is often found in the home mini-bars. But if a French Cahors (Cahors) – dry wine from grapes Malbec, perfectly combined with meat dishes, in Russia the so-called fortified dessert drink and is often served for dessert. But Church wine is quite unpretentious, nothing prevents to use it with vegetables, hot and cold dishes. Some take Cahors as digestif after dinner for better digestion.

How to drink wine

Before use, the drink is a little chill and uncork a bottle 20-25 minutes before the start of the meal for the manifestation of the aromatic bouquet. Wine etiquette requires to be filled with alcohol only 1/3 of the glass goblet and drink the wine slowly, in small SIPS. After filling remember to close the container with the remaining beverage so that it is not oxidized. Cool red fortified wine prized for its warming effect, it is no coincidence that Cahors is a popular ingredient of mulled wine along with liquor and cognac.

Cahors in folk medicine

There are many recipes of traditional medicine, the main ingredient is wine. Red wine when consumed regularly in small quantities is good for heart and blood vessels. One of the most popular combinations in the treatment drugs - Cahors, fresh aloe juice and honey. All mixed in equal parts and take a tablespoon half an hour before meals for one month. Popular rumor attributes this victory over colds, exhaustion, stress, digestive diseases, even tuberculosis, and pneumonia. However, we must not forget that any treatment should start with consulting a doctor.

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