Wine, It’s a Deep Subject
The topic of wine is amazingly diverse. It’s not just tastes and types. Wine has been part of societies and cultures for centuries. It even has a role in religion. Today grapes are grown, and wine is produced in more places around the world than ever before. For hundreds of years, France was thought of as the center of the wine universe, but like some many other things, America helped change that. Now great wines can be found from regions all around the world. Wine is much more than an exploration of taste. It offers the opportunity to visit new places, meet new people, and try new foods. There are vacations, cruises, and even bicycle tours built around wine. It offers the opportunity for a lifetime of learning and exploration.
The production of wine involves farming, chemistry, manufacturing, marketing, shipping, and in many cases (of wine:) ), international commerce. It can be big business or a personal hobby. You can taste wine, collect wine, gift wine, or re-gift and even bid on wine. Or you can just drink it.
They say there is a buyer for every home. Well, I think there is a wine for every taste. It spans the spectrum from being very sweet, to very dry, flat, or bubbly. If you are willing to try you can surely find something you like, and like so many other endeavors in life it can be made easier and more enjoyable with the help of a coach or a generous friend with a wine cellar!
Summertime is a great time to try something new. If you haven’t already done so, consider a nicely chilled sauvignon blanc or rosé to offset the summer heat this weekend. These tend to be less expensive wines which can make it a bit easier to try a few different options. I’ll leave you with this word of caution: On a warm afternoon prior to the grill reaching the its necessary temperature, these wines have a way of disappearing quickly.