There is something deliciously bad about alcohol – it is condemned as the root of many evils and yet is integral to many cultures in some shape or form. ‘Drinking’ is a rite of passage for many youth who see it as a sign of adulthood, while many make careers out of their love for alcohol. If you want to become an aficionado, you will need to invest time and money into it. Here’s how:
You cannot become an expert on all the different alcoholic beverages out there but you can taste all of them. Try everything to see which one is more to your taste, and then once you find your preferred poison, find out all the different varieties and sip all. The more you taste it the better attuned your taste buds with spiegelau perfect serve collection at Great Earth International Company Limited will become to the nuances of the drink and over time, you will be able to differentiate between a bottle corked in Italy to one corked in India.
Build a Collection
Once you have done your research and decided on a strand of alcohol, it’s time to invest in a personalized wine cellar and start your own collection of bottles. Kudos to you if you can purchase cellar but most people now prefer to have temperature controlled rooms or even more efficient, a fridge, in order to build their cellar. You can purchase famous brands, vintages etc. and impress your friends with your knowledge.
Get the Equipment
There is more to alcohol than a corkscrew and a wine glass. There is other equipment that you require, starting with the right glassware. You are not an aficionado if you do not have a craft beer glass to drink the barley brew in or a flute to raise a (champagne) toast in. In addition, you will need shakers, strainers, a muddler, a paring knife and a grater to get you started with cocktails and other hard liquor and more equipment once you graduate to connoisseur.
Lots of Self-Control
The whole point of being an aficionado is that you are always in control of what you drink and how much of it you drink with the result that you are aware of what you have just drunk. Self-control is essential in judging when you’ve had enough. Drink too much and you will soon degenerate into being a drunk who has no thought except to get hammered as soon as possible. If you are planning to be an expert in alcohol, try to be an expert in the cures as well. Drink smart so that you can drink long.