When chicken is cooked this way, it doesn’t just “taste like chicken.” This chicken has flavor, depth, and complexity, and no other foods that allegedly taste like chicken can possibly taste like *this* chicken.
While there are individual bad wines out there - and goodness knows I've sampled my fair share of vinous dreck - modern technology, coupled with the love and passion of the wine grower and wine maker, ensure that in whatever world we prefer, the wines are going to be good.
You all know - even if not personally - the man I lovingly call The Wineaux Guy™. The last few weeks have been incomprehensibly difficult for us.
In 2015 I gifted myself with several wine and food toys. It was imperative. ish.
By making a last grasp into the pockets of those who keep them in business, they have shown that the customer experience is secondary to their gluttony.
Among her other jobs, she was a caterer in the deep South yet had never attended any kind of culinary school. Culinary schools were not available for daughters of ex-slaves in the Deep South in the middle of the 20th century.
Great. I have your attention. Now. Back away from the gutter.
But, as you can probably guess, after a weekend with the grandkids where I did not drink much, I looked forward to having this at home with my feet up and the TV going. Perfect.
Don't get me wrong; my day-to-day interactions with folks in the wine trade have been terrific and I *feel* the respect once we get started talking about/tasting/studying wine. They know I know my shit and that I'm open to learning when I don't.
When the wine does not have the characteristics that you have come to expect from that varietal then there truly is a Great Disturbance in the Force.