My opinion of Greek wine was shaped by Retsina, so my expectations were, to say the least, quite low, and I was prepared to retch. When my guests heard that I had a Greek wine, their reactions ranged from wrinkled noses to abject horror.
So why is it that the overwhelming majority of official wine tasters and critics are men? It's not because they're better at the sniffing or tasting. It's because they have better memories. And because they don’t go through menopause.
Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator are arguably the burly boys of the wine magazine world. They and their tasters can make or break the reputation of a winery (deserved or not...but that's a debate that will never be resolved) by the flick of a pen.
I dunno. Something about "Hug" and "Deer" just seemed to fit. But I digress.
A couple of weeks ago I hosted the Tex & Fritz Wine Club…
So I became an ABC (Anything But Chard) gal. It was quite a few years before I found the Chard character my palate desired and, as I discovered, you had a spend a little money to get it. Nowadays - whether it's because you really don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy a good Chard or because my palate has matured - I enjoy it on a fairly regular basis. Yup. Me. Liking white wines. Who'da thunk?
Whether you’re a guest or a host, there are some ideas that I’d like to share from my experiences in the fun world of home wine tastings.
So what’s in the future for Vegas Wineaux? Why hasn't there been classes recently? What's going on?!? Look for Combatting Swirl Envy classes online!
Her wine epiphany came when she tasted a truly fine wine and realized that wine was more than just Mogen David or Boone’s Farm.