Getting to know Wine

I’m trying to expand my horizons as a self proclaimed wine enthusiast. Please, please understand that I regularly consume wine from a box, so in no way am I claiming to be an expert. But as I am now in the business of offering super luxury and high end wines, I feel that I have a real obligation to at least sound like I know what I am talking about. I am looking forward to the day when a “damaged” bottle of Opus one comes back to us, and we all get to whip out a glass of this exceptional wine, but until that day I am limited by my budget on which wines I can try.

I started with some of the local wines readily available in the supermarket. Some I have tried before, some I will gladly try again. As a true connoisseur, AKA “lush”, I have rarely met a wine I don’t like. But I am starting to see what everyone is talking about; the way a certain variety compliments a dish, or evokes a feeling that another wine doesn’t. One of my absolute favorites is the Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Chardonnay (if you get it with this Wine Tote, you’ll also get a bottle of Erath Pinot Noir which is amazing as well)  it tastes a lot better than dear old Carlos Rossi. Sorry Carlos, I think our relationship must come to an end- it’s been a crazy ride.

I guess my point is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy a decent bottle of wine. And I am comforted that the people who select the wines we carry have those exceptional palates, and can make the call for me on what is a good, and also what is truly exceptional. Still waiting on an expired bottle to pop through- oh wait, doesn’t wine get better with age? I guess I still have a lot to learn.



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