ORIGINALLY POSTED OCT. 11, 2008:
For the longest time, I wanted to be a wine drinker. I wanted to be one of those people who said, “Yes, please, I would love some red wine,” or “Pinot grigio.” I wanted to be one of those people who would peruse the wine selections and pick a fancy bottle. I wanted to be one of those people who elegantly sipped wine from a fancy wine glass and then converse in an intellectual conversation with friends.
But, whatever wine I tried in the past, I didn’t like it. It was too dry or too weird for me, and eventually, I just gave up, thinking I could never love wine. I just stuck to amaretto sour and root beer floats (of the alcoholic variety not the summertime dessert). But Charlie likes to drink wine, and we visited two wineries when we were in Door County in September. Because of the tours, I wanted desperately to love wine.
Charlie and I had to wait for awhile before the tour started at the first winery. Fortunately, a wine tasting area was available, and we stood at the bar and chose six wines to sample. I have finally discovered that I like wine so sweet that it tastes like kool-aid and not wine. A wine so sweet that it goes down smoothly and quickly. It was a matter of finding such a wine that I could buy and take home.
At the first winery, I found two wines that suited my peculiar taste: a raspberry wine and a strawberry wine. Both are sweet and fruity, and I loved them. I probably could drink those wines all day, if given the chance. Charlie, on the otherhand, prefers dry wines. He really doesn’t like the sweet wines, but we did find a wine that we both liked … a semi-sweet wine made from Honey Crisp apples.
I always wanted to be a wine drinker because I wanted to have one of those really cool wine racks. After much searching, Charlie and I found a nice and simple rack that will house our eight bottles of wine. Now, because I love my sweet sweet wine, I threw a wine tasting party at my place a few weeks ago … it was low-key with a few friends. I had a great time because now, I’m one of those people who loves wine.