What woman doesn’t love a man that can talk for half an hour about the refined meal they are having that evening? Okay, maybe they won’t appreciate it if you talk for that long about wine, but often times, women really do think it’s sexy if you know what you’re talking about when it comes to fine dining. They think it’s refined, elegant, and generally quite gentlemanly. It’s a good way to hook-up with a lot of different women, because they want a taste of that gentleman in the bedroom. For a casual sex hookup, knowing your stuff about food and wine and everything in-between will really serve you well.
Talking About Wine In Terms You Already Knew
Honestly, talking about wine is easy. You won’t struggle very much when it comes to this part of the challenge. Your casual sex hookup will be impressed when you break out that bottle of wine that you had from your last wine tasting party and can give them a professional tour of it, all because you picked up a few words of jargon that you definitely already had in your vocabulary.
First of all, you can talk about how the wine has a ‘nice acidity.’ When referring to acidity in wine, it means how sharp or tart or flat that it tastes and different people have different tastes accordingly. The acidity also refers to how it will taste when enjoyed with different foods, which usually have specific pairings depending on the wine itself. If you know more about how the wine is usually paired, you can go off on a tangent about that, but make sure your hookup’s eyes don’t start to glaze. You want to impress her, not bore her to death.
Maybe you’ve bought a bottle of wine and when you did, the salesperson advised you to ‘give it some air’ before you started pouring it. This means that after you uncork the wine, you should leave it to sit for about 20 minutes (or even hours, so prepare for that) in order to let that air exposure soften the flavors. Make sure you use those terms, and after you’ve poured your hookup a glass, tell her about what exactly letting it sit in the air will do to the wine’s taste. The more you talk about the wine itself, the more cultured you would be seen as, and that’s the whole point!
There are a few different terms you can really use to talk about wine with. ‘Dry’ is one of them, which is often misunderstood to mean drying on the palate, which can be a pretty unpleasant thing. What it means when it comes to wine is that it’s a wine that isn’t sweet and doesn’t have any residual sugar left on your tongue; not that it’s rough or unpleasant! Fatty foods pair especially well with dry wines, so keep that in mind if you’re breaking open a bottle like that.
Along those same lines, there are terms like ‘earthy’ or ‘fruity’ to describe wines. The former refers to a wine that is a bit leafy or heavy, with a lot of mineral tastes to it. The latter refers to a wine that obviously has a bunch of fruit undertones to it, and you can talk about how ‘unabashedly ripe’ that particular wine is if you really want to make your hookup’s eyebrows raise.
Finally, there’s a big term to make you sound super smart when talking about wine, and that’s talking about the residual sugar that the wine conveys. Residual sugar is the amount of sugar that is left in the wine after it ferments. Most wines with more than 1 percent residual sugar are quite sweet, while those that do not have more than 1 percent residual sugar are rather dry. Simple terms like that can make or break impressing your casual sex hookup date!
Talking About Cheese
There are a lot of ways to talk about food that vary far beyond the word ‘delicious.’ There are technically five different tastes that can be used to discuss food, and if you use those correctly, it’s pretty easy to convey the act of being a connoisseur of fine dining.
First of all, there’s sweetness. Sweetness is obviously the kind of taste that you have when you eat a dessert, or any sort of sugary meal. That being said, there are a lot of foods that aren’t desserts that are also sweet. There can be sweet glazes on that gorgeously cooked duck that you’re eating, or sweet potatoes, or any sort of sweetness that is paired with other tastes. Sweet and salty generally go well together, so you can enjoy the pair of them in any number of combinations–think salted caramel!
There’s sourness to think of next. Sourness refers to the amount of acidity, and there’s no sourness like the sourness of a lemon hitting your tongue. Fruits in general have this kind of tang that is associated with sour flavors, and you’ll often have a hint of that with your desserts as well.
Saltiness is the next taste to keep in mind, and you often see that on your savory foods (or paired with particular desserts for a special kick). When talking about saltiness, there’s a fine line and you definitely will know it…especially when you take a bite of food that is definitely too salty. Too much salt can really be disgusting, so keep that in mind if you want to expose yourself to some interesting new foods. Saltiness also verges on savory, and you’ll find that most of your savory meats (and a lot of ‘hearty’ meals in general) are considered on the salty scale of the taste spectrum.
Another flavor to remember is bitterness. A lot of people associate straight black coffee with bitterness, but it’s also in the land of unsweetened cocoa and beer. You won’t get a lot of sweetness from any of those dishes, but a bitter taste can easily be sweetened up with the right spices.
Finally, there’s umami, which is a taste that maybe your hookup hasn’t even heard of. It can be described as savory or meaty, but that isn’t always the case. You’ll taste this in cheese especially, as well as soy sauce, and it’s often there to pique your appetite. Your taste buds respond to this in the same way that they do a sweet taste, so that can make for some interesting sensations on your palate. In fact, the word itself just means ‘good flavor’ or ‘good taste’ in Japanese!