I wish I liked wine January 10, 2008Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery.
Tags: long island, wine
‘I wish I liked wine’, I’ve often thought to myself, as I sup on some claret of varying vintage or other, most often recoiling in horror as the sourness hits the appropriate taste bud.
I can safely say that I have only on a few occasions had a glass of wine that I liked and am wondering why this might be. It is hardly the case, I ponder, that over the 15 odd years of my legal drinking life, I’ve never had the “right” wine ?? Can it ?
I mean, its not as if I know completely nothing about wine – in my former incarnation as a New Yawk Cidy bartender I was told to attend a wine tasting course being run by one of the most prominent Long Island sommelier. So there I was, along with the other bartenders about to sample the tones of Autumn that the guy was fawning over when I get hauled out (not literally) to come stack boxes. Seems the course was €100 a head and because I was surely only there for a short while, I wasn’t worth the money.
That’s kind of like what I feel like about wine. Not worth all the hassle !
So that’s where you kind people come in – I am obviously wrong about the Exlir of the Gods, so let’s educate together !
Tell me a wine to buy (within reason) and what to eat it with and what I should be tasting – I mean do people really pick out tastes of blackberry and elm bark ? I think I’d like to love wine … so any recommendations greatly received.
My liver will thank you !