Our experts here at Co-op share their tops tips for buying, storing and matching wine with food...
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Key points to remember:
- Everyones taste is different so explore as many varieties as possible
- Fair trade means that a percentage of each bottle is given back to producers to fund projects in their communities
- The simplest way to pair food and wine is to serve food and wine from similar regions together
- Serve Spanish Cava with delicious tapas
- Pair Malbec and dry reds with dark chocolate for an unusual but effective match
- Give your wines a swirl to unlock the smells and flavour
- Serve white at 11 degrees and red at 16 degrees, but it is better to serve wine too cold and warm it in your hand
- Look out for classic regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rioja
- Almost all wines you can buy in supermarkets are ready for drinking right now
- All wines benefit from decanting – if you don’t have one to hand, just use a jug and then pour back into the bottle to serve to your guests