Thursday, December 12, 2013

Off Topic

Whenever I go to a wine tasting I just nod my head a lot because I can't tell the difference between any of the wines.

43 comments:

VIPblonde said...

Not everyone can have a sophisticated palate like mine

FSP said...

Wine gives me gas.

ethorne said...

I think your drunk ass is just nodding off to sleep.

lesbianeatwhat said...

i drink wine when i crave a headache, a loooong nap, and a horrible hangover. So basically i dont drink wine duuuh :)

LottaColada said...

Now I've got Red Red Wine stuck in my head.

aemish said...

We ordered a bottle of something Iranian one night at dinner just to be different and I actually had to spit it out

Tamarah Rockwood said...

Well, I don't know if this helps...but I just did red and white wine profiles for women (which was so fun to do!):

http://www.blogher.com/demystifying-alcohol-women-white-side-vineyard-champagne-white-wine

http://www.blogher.com/demystifying-alcohol-women-red-wines

aemish said...

@Tamarh.. stellar analysis! Must have been a fun day :D

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Me too.

aemish said...

I never order reds.. I always wind up with joker lips.. I usually order by origin and New Zealand is never a let down

TalksTooMuch said...

We need Christine! From Standing Sun Wineries

Nutty_Flavor said...

I took a wine class once. My main takeaway was that if you buy good wine, serve it as the first or second bottle of the evening, because after that no one can tell the difference. Also, that the most expensive, well-aged bottle they offered us tasted precisely like the communion wine I get at the local Episcopal Church.

FlirtyChick74 said...

One of my faves!

FlirtyChick74 said...

God I love wine. Red or white. It doesn't matter.

Sherry said...

The most expensive wine isn't always the best. Good tip Nutty. I think that is indeed the case.

I can tell what I LIKE not neccesarily what's the best.

We got a wine from Algeria once that was amazing though. Maybe we were just fooling ourselves because it was the night we got engaged and we were on a high already.

Del Riser said...

My husband and I collected Washington state wines for several years.
We bought a Cabernet,made by Columbia
in 1988, it was called Millennium. The grower thought the wine would still be great at the turn of the century. By 2000 it was worth $1000, we paid only about $25 for it. We didn't get around to drinking it till 2005, it was great!

auntliddy said...

pretentious bullshit

ethorne said...

Miller High Life is the Champagne of Beers.

menadensch said...

Del, I belong to the Columbia Winery wine club. I remember Millennium, had a couple bottles myself. That wine was soooo good! I specifically remember opening up a bottle and pairing it with some aged Cougar Gold cheese I had for a girls night. One of my best food/alcohol combos ever.

VIPblonde said...

@ethorne Andre's Cold Duck is the height of sophistication ;)

ethorne said...

@VIP-The name is boss.

hothotheat said...

This is where having been a bartender at a (at the time) 5 star hotel comes in handy. I always know what to order/advise.

Del Riser said...

@menadensch, I'm glad you enjoyed it too. We wanted to support the Eastern Washington farmers who had all turned to wine making. It literally saved their farming lives.
Many of the "tasting rooms" were in the wine growers rec room. My dad grew up in Prosser so it was fun. We didn't know jack about wine when we started, just thought it would be fun. I do have a dandy vintage wine label collection now though.

V said...

@Del Riser are you still in the PNW? A lot of wineries now having tasting rooms over in Woodinville, if you can't get over to the eastside.

menadensch said...

Auntliddy, what's so pretentious about it? Del just talked about tasting in a wine grower's/farmer's rec room. Sounds pretty down to earth to me!

Great memories, Del. Support your local farmers!!!

NYer said...

it took me awhile to begin to enjoy wines but now i think they are just about the best drink around. Many, many very affordable and tasty wines around today. And beer gives me gas.

luvgossip said...

I went to a wine tasting with a bunch of muckety mucks. One asked me what I thought of one wine. It tasted like tennis shoes! He wrote that down in his notes.

auntliddy said...

No offense intended, i strictly replied to entys post, did not read anyone elses posts. Zero offense intended.

MadLyb said...

The only difference I notice is the price. The cheaper, the better. I'm classy that way.

Rome said...

"My name is Enty, and I'm an alcoholic."

"Hi, Enty!"

Cee Kay said...

Seriously, Enty? You can't tell any differences between wines? Just pay attention to your tastebuds! It's either good or it isn't.

Del Riser said...

@V, no we live in Las Vegas now. I went to school in Bothell, and lived at Silver Lake in Everett, so I'm familiar with the wineries in Woodinville.

B. Profane said...

Who in their right mind would ever move from the Northwest to frickin' Las Vegas?

Del Riser said...

@B. Profane, I like to see the sun every day, or almost every day. It's glorious in the PNW in the spring and summer but the others months were too damn grey and cold. I spent my entire life there.

We live in a lovely LV neighborhood, 2000 feet above the strip.

amy said...

I never comment - but must say cheers to the Prosser/eastern wa/ tri-city girls. I only drink wa wine, not to be a snob or pretenscious - just a) it taste good b) support my state economy! Fun to see - hubs is a 509er and I'm a 406er now living in Seattle

amy said...

And because I came out of lurker closet - been reading for years and I joined fb just so I could be original enty's friend. Back when he would post happy birthday messages on your wall and chat via messaging. Very fun chats

Steampunk Jazz said...

Bwahahaha.! God that brings back memories...

Steampunk Jazz said...

Have you ever thought of revisiting the drinks of youth just to reassure yourself that you had some taste and were just poor? ( I still like Mickey's wide mouth malt liquor,ssooo sooo smooth)

Steampunk Jazz said...

I went to a overnight wine multiple course dinner ( my mind is still hazy as to events) I do remember missing the hotel room and wandering on the golf course until my date who needed both hands to navigate and lost me, brought me in calling my name like a foghorn, deep and low. :-)

Rach Around said...

I used to date a pretentious, wealthy wine snob & it put me off. My hubby & I like to explore local wineries, but there's a growing culture of boutique beers and tastings, food/season matching, so we're really into that.

Rach Around said...

this one goes out to you Enty as you sip your cask of fruity Lexia

Rach Around said...

That's sweet Sherry!

Del Riser said...

@Steampunk Jazz, I loved Mickey's Wide Mouth, and I had such lovely vases too.