I decided to visit Astor Wine and Spirits. It is located on Lafayette Street, Manhattan. This is not my first time when to this store. My aunt took me there to buy whiskey sometimes. All the stuff there are very knowledgeable. This time of visiting Mr. Yacka was nice for us to walk us through the store and answered our questions. Doug Yacka, who is the sale manager went through all the questions that my friends and I had and explained in detail as much as he could. The questions that I asked are very basic questions for a wine beginner.
1. What type of wine that easy to drink for the beginner?
Mr. Yacka suggested that start with single grape variety wines. first, because of it less complex that blended wines. Blending will improve the aromas, color, texture, body, and finish of the wine.
2. What is the best way to store wine bottle?
For a customer who does not have a wine storage which is most of us, Mr. Yacka suggested keeping wine bottle in the dark, cool place would do. The ideal way to store wine is keeping wine in dark and temperature control. He walked us to the temperature-controlled room which was a room that stored vintage wine bottles. Some of the wine bottles were tilted and some were placed in horizontal. He said that to prevent wine from contact with air.
3. What type of white wine that has a fruity favor the most?
Since I like fruity flavor wines, this question is a personal question. Mr. Yacka recommended a wine from Rhone Valley if I like fruity flavor.
A white sparkling wine from Piedmont, Italy. Before this wine class, I have not had a wine from this region before. It is a sparkling wine made from Nebbiolo with aromatic of flowers and the palate of strawberry.