Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Unpretentious Wine Drinker

I love wine. This love is fairly new for me. It's only been about four years since I really considered wine a drink of choice. Before that time, most of my wine experience had been with "table" wine: the generic, usually mouth puckering, dry wine found at weddings. This turned me off the drink for a number of years.

When I first started drinking wine, I only drank white wine. As my palate become more "sophisticated" I switched to red and felt I was too good for the Riesling and Chardonnays of world and left them behind. Over the past year, I have discovered there is plenty of room in my life for Merlots, Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinot Grigios and Gewurztraminers.

At this point it should be stated that I do not consider myself a wine expert. I am just a girl who enjoys a glass of wine and the socializing that goes along with that glass. I will recommend a wine to try and something fun to do while drinking that wine. Not pretentious, just fun. Maybe one day, if I try really hard, I can be a pretentious wine connoisseur.

Wait, who am I kidding?


  1. I look forward to the recommendations. I'm always up for trying a new adventure.

  2. Great idea for a blog Amanda! I also have only been drinking wine for a few years, once I discovered how well is goes with certain foods, it became more exciting to me. I am still trying to expand my taste buds for red wine but I have branched away and drink a variety of white now instead of only drinking Riesling...I always thought, the sweeter the better but I soon realized that leads to awful headaches.