“…Don’t worry about all this technical stuff. As a wine drinker — and being a wine drinker is the most important thing — all you have to concern yourself with is whether you like the wine. If you do? Drink it. If you decide you really like it? Drink some more. If you don’t like it? Drink something else.” — Tom Gutting of From The Gutt
Sometimes I think we get caught up in trying to analyze wine instead of just asking ourselves the most important question, “Do I like it?”
Most restaurants these days will let you taste a couple different wines before you commit to ordering a glass. So don’t hesitate to ask. Unless you’re in a nice restaurant, 8 out of 10 servers won’t have extensive experience with wine, they just relay which glass pairs well with each dish. And they certainly don’t know your palate. If you want an educated opinion ask if there is a sommelier or resident wino (like Ron!).
As Tom says, wine is about you, your taste, and enjoying the experience; the rest is secondary.
All of that being said, what are you all enjoying these days? Any new delicious finds? Let us know and comment below.
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