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Wine Store Nassau County

Wine Store Nassau County

Whether you are purchasing a bottle of wine for the first time in hopes to impress family and friends, or are simply a long-time wine drinker wanting to try something new, knowing one wine from the next can be a daunting task. However, the task is simple once one begins to understand the different classifications of wine and how each can affect the taste buds and a meal differently, and you don’t have to go far or dine at an expensive restaurant or tasting to know them. You can find everything you need to know about wine classifications right at your local Nassau county wine store at the Rockville Centre Wine & Spirits.

Wine classifications refer to what many of us commonly know as the different types of wine. However, there may be more types than you think, and they are not always so easy to tell apart. Fortified wine is often mistaken for dessert wine, but in fact fortified wine simple means that this style of wine making includes more than just grapes and fruit, but additional spirits for a taste experience you won’t soon forget. Rose wine is often mistaken for red wine, but they are not at all the same. Rose wine is crafted by removing the skin before beginning the process, and can also be crafted by mixing red and whites together. Sparkling wine utilizes a special second fermentation to give it the bubble it is known for, but they can be both red and white, and not always sweet either. You can find all of these and many more types of wine at your local Nassau county wine store.

Wine classifications are one of the first steps in choosing the right wine for the occasion, be it a meal for family or a large party you are attending. Our team at your trusted Nassau county wine store are happy to educate you for the right choice every time.

No matter what type of wine you are looking for, you can be sure to find it at Rockville Centre Wine & Spirits. We’re located at 218 North Long Beach Road in Rockville Centre. Call us at (516) 858-2199 to learn more about our wine selections

Baldwin Wine and Spirits Store

Baldwin Wine and Spirits Store

As one of the world’s oldest drinks, wine is complex and rich and can be quite temperamental prior to consumption. Serving wine correctly calls for the proper glassware, the ideal temperature, breathing time, and a good “pour”. At our local Baldwin Wine and Spirits Store, we know the best way to serve wine is a combination of all these attributes into one ideal experience for the drinker, while representing the wine to its peak advantage.

For the longer term, wine is best stored outside of the refrigerator and should be chilled right before they are served. For both red and white wines, chilling is best. The more modern philosophy is to chill white and serve red at room temperature, but that’s actually not optimal. White and rose wines do well at around 55 degrees after being refrigerated for one or two hours, while red wines actually do best at around 60 degrees. The wine bottle should be opened carefully, always pulling the cork out away from your face, especially when serving sparkling wines or champagnes. At our Baldwin Wine and Spirits Store, our well educated staff will share that older red wines should breathe for several hours before serving which gets rid of any built-up unpleasant aromas from inside the bottle. Most other red wines can simply breathe in the glass after being poured.

For the best flavor, wines should be served in a carefully planned order. Lighter wines should be served first, whites are best served before reds because of their finer flavors, and dry wines should come before sweet in order to keep a more balanced palate. It’s fine to deviate from the plan if serving wines with dinner, in order to match the courses. Of course champagne and sparkling wines should be served in champagne flutes and wine should be served in a glass with a wide bowl that tapers to a narrower top. Yes, there are specialty wine glasses for particular varieties but they are not necessary. These specialty glasses actually direct the wine to specific areas of the taste buds but really won’t make much of a difference to a casual wine drinker. At Rockville Centre Wine and Spirits, we know to pour wine slowly and fill the glass only halfway or “to the fat of the glass”. Dripping can be kept to a minimum if a slight twist of the bottle is added at the end of the pour.

Rockville Centre Wine and Spirits
218 North Long Beach Road
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 858-2199