Is It an Aperitif or Digestif? Pick the Right Wine for Your Food

By Storbox Self-Storage on April 10, 2013 - Comments off

A great wine deserves to be drunk in the right conditions and with the best food for its pairing. However, what is the right drinking time for your wine?

Wines, like most alcoholic drinks, are separated into two categories: aperitifs and digestifs. These two categories concern whether the drink is served before or after a meal. Learning what category your wine falls into is vital for fully enjoying your drink. Remember to consider what food you will be eating prior to ordering or serving drinks, as these should match up well and complement one another, both in aperitifs and digestifs.

Aperitifs

These drinks are served before a meal and are used to stimulate the appetite. These are typically dry and include champagne, vermouth, and dry sherry. Drinks are typically served in small amounts and can be served with light appetizers. However, some prefer a more food heavy and complete meal with an aperitif.

Digestifs

This is served after a meal, and is seen to aid in digestion. While there are many different types of alcoholic drinks that are considered digestifs, such as brandy, sweet liqueurs, and liquor cocktails, there are wines that also fit this role. Typically, fortified wines, including cream sherry, port, Madeira, and vermouth, are used as digestifs.

Secure and Controlled Storage for Your Wine

Wines stored at Storbox’s Wine Grotto in Pasadena, will be secured in a climate controlled environment for their well-being. With our assistance, you can remove wine from your property to clear up more space while still making sure that they are well taken care of. Get in touch with us and learn more about our wine storage options by calling (626) 793-9888. Do not wait to get the proper storage for your wine, contact us today.

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