Wine - Taste and Remember Why We Drink It
When We Drink
Imagine me intoning, like that Dos Equis beer commercials:
in a monotone and in one of my best sultry wine voices, see me look you straight in the eye and hear me say something to the effect of I don't often drink wine, but when I do, it's not one of those icky wines.
Isn't the true judge of wine whether you are willing to buy it twelve bottles at a time. You know, by the case - - You do get a case discount when you do this.
Dry Versus Sweet
As a whole, I detest dry wine. I prefer a sweet, fruity wine. Dry, to me, means that there is no sweetness. You pour the wine in your mouth and the experience leaves you wishing you had a glass of water.
I remember watching Martha Stewart on one of her shows a few years back, extolling the virtues of some wine and then, apparently one of her friends had sent her some home made wine, which she took a sip of on the air, and it was amusing to me, to watch her sip the one and then, grab the second glass and clear the taste out of her mouth.
She maintained composure, but body language alone was enough to make me laugh.
Way Back When
Back in the day, when we were younger, the wine of choice was Boones Farm. They had some interesting flavors Tickle Pink and Strawberry Hill are the two flavors that come to mind. I recall some TJ Swan.
Lately, we enjoy Arbor Mist, and Wild Vines. Our current favorite is Red Electra, which is a Muscato wine. It's just plain good tasting.
It has been touted lately that one glass of wine is equal to one hour exercising at that gym you like. I suppose one would come home and say:
Well, honey, I've been exercising my mouth now for a couple hours and I feel pretty good.
The Manichewitz Cherry is like the wine you drink at Church. Fruity and a heavy wine. The Silver Satin is what we use in our pickled fish.
The mason jar is some Rhubarb Wine I made last year. It's fairly good, but I call it Devil's Spit. I don't like to drink it. I'm not a wine drinker, as I prefer a cold beer to a glass of wine.