New Haven, CT (PressExposure) May 12, 2009 -- Thanks to its French identity, St.Maarten island [http://www.portocupecoy.com/location/lifestyle-attractions] offers the best wines in the world. European, American and Latin American influences have boosted the variety of wines and champagnes found in Sint Maarten. So whether you are looking at a quiet evening alone in your St Maarten villa, or youâre looking to hosting a party in your Caribbean Condo [http://www.portocupecoy.com/team/cicca-architects], you will find the perfect wine for your needs. If you have no idea how to choose a type of wine, here are a couple of tips from sommeliers in the island.
1. Lift the glass using its stem so that you donât warm the wine in the glass. 2. Examine the color of the wine against a white background. The best wines should be clear and not cloudy. White wine change from light straw to darker shades of yellow as they age. On the other hand, red wine becomes lighter in color as they grow older. 3. Swirl the wine so you can examine its consistency. Also, this will allow the wine to breathe and will give you a better taste. 4. Smell the wine so you can identify its unique qualities and characteristics. 5. Take a big sip of the wine and swish it around in your mouth so you can appreciate the taste better. Take note of how long the flavor lasts after you swallow the wine.
Sommeliers are wine experts who are trained in wine tasting and are employed in fancy restaurants. They provide advice on the perfect wine for certain kinds of food, and tips on wine purchasing, storage and wine lists.
Becoming a sommelier in St Martin island [http://www.portocupecoy.com/location/lifestyle-attractions] is just an ordinary job, and it involves a great deal of studying and training. The best restaurants in sint maarten are usually sent to France to purchase new wines and complete the list of the champagnes which are in season.
Are you thinking of bringing home an excellent bottle of wine but have no idea how to choose despite the tips mentioned above? Well, donât worry, there are in-house sommelier found in several shops in Sint Maarten such as Vinissimo Boutique in Marigot.