The World of Wine’s labels
Well, We definetely pick a wine for several reasons:
1. Its price
Sometimes and shamely it is still believed that the higher the price of a wine is, the better it is, and to think that is simply BULLSHIT
Yeah, of course the quality of a wine is gonna be reflected in its price, but to think that the price makes a wine is so mistaken, Prices are a way to divide the differents lines of big brands, the process of making wine (selection of grapes, time in oak etc etc, makes the wine greater and of course the region where they are made make the wines so different to eachother.
My point is that, we shouldn`t pick a wine for its price, we should pick a wine for the profile that is offered in the label due the process that the wine has recieved, pick them according to your taste if you want a very structured wine, with strong tannins, ok read the label and look for that, try then, to compare wines that have that description and buy different ranges of prices, go to a cheap one (8 - 25 $) then a wine of ( +25 - 50$) and other of (+50 - 100$) (Im reffering to local prices in Ecuador, in your country will be different ranges)
And then, with the help of someone, make a blind tasting and select your favorite one ;)
2. Its Reputation
If the brand is know, then is good. BULLSHIT
Yeah, there are some big huge brands recognized around the world, but that doesn`t mean that their wines are always the best option, besides there are thousands of local, small vineyards that make AWESOME and DIFFERENT wines, don`t be afraid and try them.
3. It’s Design
Depending of the generation that you belong, and also the situation where the wine is gonna be drunk, you’re gonna select labels acoording to that, (your taste and the enviorment)
If you are from an older generation you’ll probably pick a very classic and elegant label, and the same will happen if you have a reunion with your boss, But it will be very different if you are just gonna be hanging out with your friends.
SO THE MORAL IS
Select a bottle of wine due the info found on the label, its part of its essencial and tells a lot about the backround of it.
Don`t go to further on prices or brands.
Drink and enjoy !