Who's Wining?

QeldromaQeldroma Arid ZoneAh Member
edited December 2007 in Food & Drink
I'm your basic brew and margarita fan. Wines are not my thing- so pardon me if I don't know close to dirt about them.

However, last weekend I was invited with a few dozen others (I guessed about 60) to a wine and cheese party by my boss. >gulp!<

Of course, he has the thing fully and formally catered with cheeses, meatballs, chicken wings, (all the stuff to make a meal in itself), and about fifty vintages from the US, Italy, France, Germany and Australia. There were cross-sections of Sirahs, Merlots, Chardonnays, Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinot Grigios, Zinfandels ....

We were simply to pick the one we liked the best.

I picked the blush 2006 Beringer Zinfandel.

You know what? So did nearly everyone else!

>WHEW!<

Comments

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    Smooth. Have you read this? I can't think about wine tastings without the story coming to mind.
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    Good on ya!

    (I hate wine so much)
  • QeldromaQeldroma Arid ZoneAh Member
    edited December 2007
    Smooth. Have you read this? I can't think about wine tastings without the story coming to mind.

    Yikes! Just don't send it to my boss if you're looking for a job ... ;D
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    Wish your boss were my boss!
    (I hate wine so much)
    Gotta leave that Mad Dog 20-20 alone, Thrax.
  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    I read the wine column in the WSJ every week.
    Their motto is 'try it'.
    I have always been a red wine guy. Nice big, dry ones.
    Now I am playing with some whites.
    Go to a good wine store during a week day and spend an hour with the owner.
    You will leave with a case of wine for under $150 and have a lot of fun trying some new things. There are a lot of very good reasonably priced wines.
  • DogDragonDogDragon primesuspect Jacksonville, Fl Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    edcentric wrote:
    I have always been a red wine guy. Nice big, dry ones.

    I'm a white fan and one I really like is a german wine called Rheingraienberg 2005.:)
    Myself I don't like the red haven't found one yet, but do try new reds every now and again
  • scottscott Medina, Ohio Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    Leonardo wrote:
    Gotta leave that Mad Dog 20-20 alone, Thrax.



    Just remember that MAD DOG spelled backwards is.......GOD DAM !

    I gotsta have me some of that "god dam" wine !!




    I prefer Boones Farm or maybe some Night train :rolleyes2





    Scott
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    I've just lost all hope in humanity.
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    When I was dating my wife, her best friend was the daughter of a vintner in Germany's best wine producing region in Germany, Baaden-Wuertemberg. I was fortunate to learn the wine process, the elements of vineyards success, and learned how to really appreciate wine. I've been hooked ever since.
  • HawkHawk Fla Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    We like the berry Merlots and the Zinfandels here.
    Then again we are big seafood eaters and like it with the meal.
    Well, maybe one or two after also. You never know what it might lead to... ehh I digress.
    We can't tolerate the whites-- I get acid indigestion every time I try one, no matter the price/quality and we really don't care for dry wines.
    There was one wine I used to have imported in my bachelor days.
    Someone a long time ago gave me a glass of it.
    Ever since it has been my all time favorite wine for yrs.
    And the wife said it was her favorite too after tasting it.
    It was an Israeli Sangria with an extremely delicious/ light fruity flavor.
    Left absolutely no aftertaste on the palate that you get from almost all wines.
    Haven't been able to get it for yrs though.
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
    edited December 2007
    Here's another interesting article about wine tasting:
    http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/2007/11/the_subjectivity_of_wine.php?source=rss_feed

    I'd like to think I'd be able to tell the difference, since I usually enjoy the dryer taste and feel of a red wine, but who knows how it really ends up when the food coloring hits the bottle, eh?
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