Do you remember your first introduction to the wonderful world of wine? Mine was a sip of Mogen David from my mom's glass when she wasn't looking. Not wonderful, but certainly memorable. I think at least seven years would pass before I tried wine again and the next time it was the glorified soda pop known as Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill. 99 cents a bottle. What a deal!
Luckily as I grew up, so did my taste in wine. There is just nothing like a nice glass of wine to accompany the perfect meal, or to cover up a bad meal. And who said there even has to be food involved when it comes to drinking wine?
Because I am always in search of new wines to try, I wanted to invite you to share some of your favorite vineyards and varietals. If I get enough input, I'll try and put together a list and post it later. Feel free to add some "color commentary" to your selections if you'd like.
Lately, after years of exclusively drinking Chardonnay, I have started to prefer red wine, particularly Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Now if I could just remember to wipe those red marks off the corner of my mouth when I'm done enjoying a glass!
My favorite Chardonnays are full-bodied, creamy and oaky: La Crema, J. Lohr, Sterling, Frei Brothers, Chateau St. Jean. Franciscan. As for reds, I'm still so busy trying new ones, I haven't started a list of faves.
Please pass the bottle and the plate of cheese and crackers!