Even for seasoned wine drinkers, buying a bottle can seem like a lot of fun. It’s a lot like looking at a code to figure out what information you need to know about the wine. It is at the very least worth the price it is being offered.
Contrary to other products that you may be purchasing while doing your grocery shop, wine shopping is more about ensuring you like the product you have chosen. The same applies to buying peanut butter or Kellogg’s Corn Flakes.
It might be worth starting by finding out where the wine was produced. You can get a hint about the wine’s taste by looking at its country or region. Wine made in hot countries like Australia or Argentina will be more concentrated and more alcoholic than wine made in cool northern European countries like Germany or Austria. A wine made by a Chateau or wine estate will only have grapes that were grown in their vineyards. They won’t be buying grapes from anyone else. Does that make the wine taste better?
For many wine drinkers, the most important clue is the grape variety. Even then, a Chardonnay made in Australia will taste very different from one made in California, Chile or New Zealand. The time of the wine’s making can also help you determine its age. The bottle’s date will indicate how long it has been aged and the potential for it to improve. However, this is not always true. This brings us back again to the lottery.
Slowly but surely, you will learn the clues to solving the wine label puzzle by drinking, shopping, and trying.
Go for gold
What about those Gold, Silver or Bronze medals on your bottle of wine? How confident can you be? Well, very. This means that the wine has been tasted by wine professionals and given a score that is comparable to the award.
It is the most important thing a customer sees and it reassures them that the wine is of high quality. A recent UK poll found that wine with a medal of gold, silver or bronze on it can increase its chances of being picked up by seven times compared to wine without any stickers or commendations.
The USA Wine Ratings competition is an important and groundbreaking competition for wine producers and brand owners, distributors and importers, as well as the supermarkets and restaurants that sell wine on their shelves and in their wine lists.
Quality, taste, appearance, and cost are all important.
This competition goes beyond judging wine by its taste. USA Wine Ratings was created to evaluate and analyze wine in the same way that consumers, as well as occasional wine drinkers, would. It is important to taste the wine, but it is equally important to see how it looks and what the cost of the wine. These are the factors that will decide whether or not you buy the wine. You can even take it home to drink.
What does the wine bottle say to you? Even if your wine buying skills are excellent and you know the best places to look for them, a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal will reassure you seven times more.
The judges who decide which medal should be awarded to a wine are the same judges that make the decisions about what wines should be on the shelves of the supermarkets you shop at, and on the wine lists in restaurants you order from. Every day, professional wine buyers are responsible for assessing, analyzing, and then cherry-picking the best wine from hundreds of options to sell in their businesses.
These are the decisions that will determine the success of a company. These are the professional judges USA Wine Ratings competition carefully selected for its Judging Panels .
It is because the wine competition evaluates each wine the same way that they assess professional wines, which makes it a highly sought-after event for buyers.
USA Wine Ratings allows producers, importers and winemakers to maximize any medals or other trophies that they may win. They can purchase as many medal stickers (in rolls of 1000 each) so they can ensure every bottle they sell has the approval of their peers in the industry.
The medals that were awarded to the winners have been used by the producers when they present their bottles at trade tastings and exhibitions as well as consumer dinners. They have taken their award success and put it in the hands their potential customers.