Browsing the weekend newspapers while sipping a glass of wine is my Sunday afternoons’ luxury pleasure. I say luxury because I rarely managed to have the time to do it… but today I did!
There are a lot of politics lately, as we are a few days from the elections. Among all the regulars, I found an interesting article about how the wine taste for those uninitiated.
This wine tastes like… wine!
It reminded me of my early days, when all I had was curiosity and perseverance, the latter made me go a little beyond the wine taste of wine. Many might be happy with that. They just want a wine that smells good, tastes good and they can afford.
As I say in another article, Life is too short…, this might be no problem at all, but there’s a fourth element to this trio, which is whether the memory of a wine remains when you put the glass down. If it does, it means that it’s probably a good wine, but it also means that you might be in the right direction towards become a connoisseur!
You’ve started to pay attention beyond the glass, and you are focusing on what you are tasting. If you dig deeper, with no time you’ll be noting fruits and flowers, minerals and vegetables, oak and spices in your glass, among other particularities.
With no doubt, a better understanding of wines will bring you enhancement of enjoyment.