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How to choose from Victoria Wine's selection

There are many things to consider when shopping in wine shops. After all, choosing the right wine can be a challenge. This article will tell you some of the things that you should think about when trying to choose a bottle of wine.

Budget

When buying from Victoria's Wine, or any other wine retailer, your budget will probably be the most important consideration when choosing wine. After all, wine prices can range from around £5 per bottle to over £100. You do not want to pay more than you can afford when you are in the wine stores. To help to stretch your wine budget, you may consider buying in bulk. Many retailers provide a discount if you buy a lot of product at once.

Food

Next, you should think about what food you are serving with your wine, as different wines complement different dishes. Fish
A dry white wine is most suited if you are serving fish. This is a versatile wine that should please everyone. Spicy dishes
If you are serving Indian or Mexican cuisine, you should consider choosing a sweet white wine. This will contrast well with the spiciness of the meal. Chicken
A Chenin Blanc or a similar medium bodied white wine goes well with chicken dishes, especially roast chicken. Starters and salads
For lighter dishes, you may want to choose a semi-sweet white wine such as a Riesling. Beef
Beef dishes go well with a full-bodied red wine, which complements the flavour of the meat. Duck and lamb
Duck and other game birds, as well as lamb, go well with medium red wines.

Taste

Of course, it does not matter which wine complements which food if you or your guests do not like the wine in question. That is why you should always consider personal taste when choosing wine. Some people will find the strong fruity flavours of most red wines too much, and may consider them to be overpowering. In this case, you should choose a white wine whatever the sort of dish that you are serving. On the other hand, some people may think white wine is too delicate, and will enjoy a glass of red wine with any sort of dish - even if it is a salad or some fish.

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