Wine or whisky, how to choose a drink for the evening?

Its winter. The sun sets early, and the nights are long. The time is ticking, the bar is calling, and dinner is ready to be served at a short notice. The choice of what to drink can be a bit daunting, especially in winters. Wine or Whisky? What will go well with say pre-dinner drinks, along with dinner and what about post dinner? Definitely an intimidating choice to choose from.

To start with, let us start with the pre-dinner drink. An hour or so before dinner is when, a Chivas Regal scotch served neat will help in settling the nerves, set the rhythm for the evening dinner going and make you relaxed enough to enjoy the evening while nibbling on a light healthy snack, a fruit or a cheese platter will keep the appetite going too.

Limit yourself to one glass. Space it out by taking small sips in between gentle conversations and the fire crackling making you feel warm and relaxed. Stretch your legs and let your mind wander in anticipation of a delicious three course dinner waiting for you.

As the evening settles down, with an announcement of dinner and a stroll around is sure to whet your appetite enough. As you settle down for your first course, it is advised to go for a white wine that will suit your meal perfectly.

Once again limit yourself to perhaps a glass or two. If the meal being served has red meat, choose a red wine to go along with it. If it is a chicken or say fish, then stick to white wine. The advantage of wines are they can be switched over depending on the meal being served. Yes, vegetarians too can indulge in a glass or two of either Pinot Noir or Zinfandel depending on what vegetable is being served.

If you are not a wine drinker and prefer something stronger to keep your conversations interesting, stick to the Chivas Regal 18-year-old. If you have to switch over a brand, then ideally stick to a Ballantine’s 12-year-old as it has a perfectly balanced and well-rounded flavor.

As the three-course meal is winding up and giving a pass at the delicious desserts, it is time to have something that soothes your palate and the best drink to have on hand with a cigar is The Glenlivet. This single malt whisky is smooth, rich, and fruity and a great ice breaker too.

Try out these whiskies and make your dinner a stupendous success. An evening with your family, friend’s, peers or just socializing, the reason can be any but, the whisky should only be the best served, and there is nothing better when you are serving any of these above-mentioned brands.