California Wine Directory

 
 

Knowing When A Wine Is Ready To Drink Tip #1 - Appearance

How to know the perfect drinking point of a wine? APPEARANCE (how does it look in the glass)
How to know the perfect drinking point of a wine?
APPEARANCE (how does it look in the glass)
 
White Wines
Whites lose their greenish tint and tuning into a more yellowish golden in appearance.  Keep in mind that if the wine has started to appear brown in color oxidation has taken place. 
Red Wines
With the reds, the color changes firstly from a purple to red and then becomes claret, which will finally turn to a brownish tone which indicates oxidation has taken place. (Beyond it's time)