Learning to like Wine
Welcome to Vine to Wine this is your host Linda Moran and today we are discussing “learning to like wine”.Interestingly enough I recognize that for most people they have acquired a taste for many things in their lives. I, for one, believe that I am still acquiring tastes for many new things. So, when I heard someone mention that they were learning to like wine, I had to ask just what that meant. Well of course, to them it was simple - the person liked wine alright however now they were learning to understand it and to appreciate it in all of its varying types and styles. And I liked the idea of learning to appreciate wine more fully. It is fun and interesting. As I spoke with this person we exchanged the titles of our favorite wine books and publications and I thanked him for his insights. One of the interesting ways that he is learning to like wine is to have a formal tasting with three other friends at which time they taste their wine from black glasses so that they don’t know anything about how it looks. They smell it and taste it and evaluate it without looking at it first. He claims, by not only blind tasting in the sense that he doesn’t know what the wine is, or how much it costs, he also has no idea what it looks like. He and his friends have often mistaken a lighter red wine and thought it most certainly had to have been white. Although, I have heard of this tasting technique, I have never experienced it myself. But now, I am thinking I might spend some time learning to like wine in a whole new way. And thanks for joining me on today’s Vine to Wine.