The Park Hotel Motel features one of the best and most comprehensive bottle shops in Byron Bay. That means you can come to us for the best wine in town. However, the best bottle of wine isn’t going to be the same for every person and with so many choices, it can be difficult to narrow down your options.
That’s why we offer the following advice for finding the best bottle of wine for your needs and your preferences.
Consider Your Taste Buds
Choosing the best bottle of wine is a subjective, as that will be different for different flavour palates and taste preferences. So, the first step to choosing your perfect wine is to consider what flavour you enjoy the most. Do you enjoy a sweet wine or do you want something dry? Do you enjoy the taste of an acidic wine or do you prefer one that has a lighter taste profile?
Start with White or Rose Wine
If you’re new to wine, you’ll probably be happiest starting with a white or rosé. They tend to be lighter and less acidic so you can develop a taste for wine before moving on to choices that are drier and more acidic. White and rose wines tend to be sweeter and give you the chance to learn what flavours you like so you can make choices in other types of wine down the road.
Are You Sharing?
If you’re buying wine for someone else or you plan to share it, you’ll need to choose something that everyone will enjoy. In this case, it’s usually best to choose a bottle or white and a bottle of red so that there’s something for everyone’s tastes. If you’re choosing a wine to pair with a meal, the menu also plays a role in your choice. In general, white wines are best for lighter dishes like chicken or fish, while red wines are great for serving with red meat like beef or lamb.
Consider the Label
Don’t choose wine only because you like the label. Just because it’s fancy or has a fun picture doesn’t mean you’re going to like it. Look carefully at the region, alcohol content, and the wine’s description so you can make the best choice.