Friday, August 1, 2008

The Beginning

At the ripe old age of 22, I saw the movie Sideways. I had previously not experienced wine, but the movie inspired me to buy a bottle of Pinot Grigio. (As I recall, that was the favorite wine in the film.) I hated it. It was the most horrible thing I had ever tasted.

Since then, my tastes have grown and matured. I am now a wine fanatic. I love wine, but there is a certain mystery about it. I know there are certains wines I like, some I don't, and some I just don't remember. This blog is a teaching and memory tool for me. I am hoping to grow in my ability to articulate what I do and don't like about certain wines, as well as remember which wines I prefer. I also must admit that I buy cheap wine. I have trouble bringing myself to spend more than $10 on a bottle of wine, and it's rare that I spend that much or more. Maybe as my tastes become more sophisticated, I'll be more comfortable investing in a bottle of wine. I'm also not an elitist, and occassionally will enjoy a beer or a mixed drink. Rest assured, anything unusual or interesting drinks I try I will share here.

So bare with me as I embark on this adventure....And if you have any wine suggestions, please share them with me!


ck715 said...

What a great blog! I too am always on the hunt for great wines for $10. or less. Great idea to start a blog to keep track. I have a hard time remembering which I liked. Can't wait to hear more.

Anonymous said...

The wine in Sideways is Pinot Noir - a grape that is really popular in the Santa Ynez Valley in California