First of all, the question arises in what company, in what mood and in what place? In a restaurant by candlelight, in a beach café with a view of the sea and the twinkling starry sky, with business associates after the conclusion of a contract, in front of a flickering open fire in intimate togetherness, with fish, at a barbecue, at a wine tavern (Buschenschank), after a walk, on the third rainy day in Tuscany or on the 50th wedding anniversary. The ambience plays a role that should not be underestimated. Who has not experienced the deceptive magic of a holiday wine? A wine should be enjoyed at the "right time", ideally when it has reached drinking maturity or, ideally, its peak (see also under the keywords ageing and shelf life). And of course, the wine to be enjoyed should also go with the food or harmonise with it, if it is drunk with food.
There is a vast number of sources on the web where one can acquire knowledge about wine. But none has the scope, timeliness and accuracy of the information in the encyclopaedia at wein.plus. I use it regularly and rely on it.Sigi Hiss
freier Autor und Weinberater (Fine, Vinum u.a.), Bad Krozingen