Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wine Drinking for Dummies

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I’m not a wino, but I do love a good glass or even a bottle when I can find one. I’m the WestToast writer that’s just like most of the USA when it comes to drinking wine a wanna-be who's trying to learn.

My first regular wine drinking experience was with my college boyfriend’s mother. We bonded one summer over Beringer White Zinfandel and I’ve just grown from there -- or so I hope.

I don’t think you should be judged on the wine you like. Just like the people we think are attractive, the foods we love to eat, the places we think are beautiful, the wine you love will vary on the person drinking it.

I’ve stopped stressing out when I share a bottle and everyone else is pulling out oak flavors on the nose or cherry on the tongue when all I can say is “I like it.”

Whether or not you like it is all that matters.

While I’ve moved up from my pink college wine and now prefer reds, though a chilled white is great on a warm summer day, I’m not snooty about what I drink. Price nor reputation doesn’t always mean everything.

If you’re looking for a new wine to try don’t hesitate to check out my posts. I’ll let you know what I think is worth a shot and if you disagree or have a suggestion, please let me know.

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