As one person told me, “I’ve always wanted to learn about wines, and thought this was a good place to start.” Indeed.
I compare a good mixologist to a good chef; he’s someone who knows his ingredients, preparation, best practices, and how the resulting cocktail should taste.
And then I tasted it. Dammit.
I almost never talk about “budget-friendly” wines. But this bottle caught my eye when I was doing research (yeah, that’s it) for another project I’m working on.
It tasted like cherry soda that had passed by a wine barrel while picking up nuances of Skittles.
The official name of the Strip, by the way, is Las Vegas Blvd. And I’m not a “Stripper.” Get it?
As an aside, when I go to the Seafood Buffet, I never eat anything that has walked on or grown out of the earth. Fins are my faves!
While I did not rant (you would have been soooo proud of me!), I did point out that this minuscule bottle of White Zin is not the same thing as a Rosé from the Loire, even if they are the same color.
There’s nothing cheap at Whole Foods, right? In fact, Whole Foods’ wine prices (motto: “Why pay less?”) are notoriously higher than anywhere else.
Now that I have your attention, I just wanted to share a little about the amazing weekend I spent with The Wineaux Guy™ and talk about some of the fabulous wines we had.
The Wineaux Guy™ has an amazing palate, although he’s very reticent about talking about it. He actually talked his way through the tastings and because he was so right on, I really didn’t have any reason to alter our assessments. He’s really good!
Of course, it was 100°F in Vegas, so I guess summer is in the eye of the beholder. Not quite Surface of the Sun temps, but not too far off.