Wine is often served with dinner. Gulp. At sea, brutes have raided wine barrels. Overripe grapes can make the wine taste burnt. Winemakers refer to screw caps as Stelvin enclosures, because it sounds better than "lid." Toasting was originally the practice of dropping toasted bread into wine to temper excessive acidity.
A toast to one's health originated in Greece – it meant "I'm not trying to kill you." A mommy needs more wine than adolescents. Cheese is a perennial pair with chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, don't get started on the pinks and reds. When Cabernet Sauvignon is paired with steak or dishes with a heavy butter cream sauce, the tannins are neutralized, allowing the fruits of the wine to be more noticeable.