Buying wine online can already be sweat-under-your-armpits inducing prospect, but to buy a pinot noironline? Not only is it one of the most difficult and tedious wines to make, it is also Burgundy’s most famous Noble grape and considered the most elegant of wines. Its flavors remind one of sweet red berries, plums, tomatoes and cherries and depending on where it is grown, may also contain hints of an earthy or wood-like flavor.

This may be the toughest grape to grow but it is definitely well worth the effort to get one because of the quality of care that is put into it. It may be finicky when planted and requires a long and cool growing season but produces the best wines especially when planted on limestone soil. You can practically taste its full-bodied flavor as soon as you open a bottle. Because of the rather stringent growing requirements, the pinot noiris produced in smaller quantities than most of its equally popular red wine counterparts and may be a little pricier but that’s not to say you won’t be able to find something at just $10 a pop, especially if you are patient enough to browse.

In finding one online, you must remember that it goes well with virtually any dish – whether you pair it with beef, poultry, fish, ham, pork or lamb, it plays well with creamy sauces and those with spicy seasoning. Finding wines online will depend mostly on the reason you need to get one and how much you can afford to spend.

Buying it online is actually easier than when you have to buy it a local liquor shop. In addition to having access to a much wider variety, you will also be able to find one based on varietals, regions, producers and even on wine experts ratings. If you don’t know much about a pinot noir, you can also count on these websites to have a detailed description of what a particular bottle contains and how it rates with those who’ve already sampled it.

Make sure you also choose a website that will allow you to compare prices. These online merchants usually compare with about a hundred or so other stores so you’ll know whether you’re getting a good deal. Some wine website even sell sample sizes that are the same size as a pour at winery tours so you can taste the wine and see if it is to your liking before going ahead and purchasing a case. You can also try and join wine clubs so you can get expert opinions from fellow wine lovers as well.

To buy the best pinot noir online requires careful consideration and thought. Make sure that you get them only from reputable online stores that have been certified by wine experts and organizations. A wine is a wine is a wine but the difference between a good wine and a bad one is the taste – if you like it, then go get it.

This Guest Post was written by: Stephen John

About the Author: Stephen John is a food and wine enthusiast. He blogs about food, wine, and culture and works as a freelance writer for WineMarket. He loves to travel and try exotic cuisines of different countries.