“Wine is bottled poetry.”

July 21, 2010 at 10:17 AM (Uncategorized) ()

Boy do I agree with Robert Louis Stephenson.  There is nothing that makes me happier than a glass of wine at the end of the day.  Everything about it makes me happy, the taste, the complexities, all of it!  And recently, I have taken it upon myself to really learn about wine, how it’s made, what the best years were, regions that different wines come from and why, etc.  Really take in the time to smell, taste and swirl (unless you’ve just spent the day with hundreds of political activists, then I usually just uncork and drink… no glass needed.)

One problem I’ve come across is the best wines tend to be (DUH!) more expensive.  My favorite wine in the world is Chateauneuf-du-Pape which doesn’t run cheap.  In fact, the cheaper bottles start around $50-60 a bottle!  And I’m certainly not someone that can afford that!  Buying wine to me is like shopping for shoes; you want to find something your comfortable with, within your budget, and something you know you’ll enjoy.  But every once in a while, you get adventurous, find something you haven’t tried before, and splurge a little.  For the everyday stuff, when you’d like to always have a bottle of wine around, I try to keep it cheap.  And for those of you who do the same, or who are really just starting to learn about wine, here’s an article I found really interesting:

5 Ways to Sex Up a Bargain Wine Bottle

Now if only I could get Belinda’s job, I’d be good to go.  Happy Reading!

*Peas, Love and Tannins*

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